Yesterday I went to fab art exhibition organised by Colour Your Life. It had artwork in from the various art clubs run by them in my area and even included a couple of mine!!!
Between me, my Mam and Dad we never thought about taking a camera but luckily Carrie came along and reminded us that it'd be lovely to have photos and promptly started snapping my art on the walls.
I had one more piece in the show too. Its possibly the same size as the mask canvas (I can't remember!) and I didn't take many photos while I was doing it. Simply because I was having too much of a good time, laughing with Lisa and Len.
I started by brayering yellow acrylic paint onto the canvas. I've now learned why brayering doesn't work so well on canvas but I really like the effect. I highlighted the wooden stretches on the back of the canvas by rubbing the paint in with my fingers.
Next I mixed some ochre paint with the yellow to get an almost orangey colour that I sponged through sequin waste with a paper towel and dabbed some paint off the towel directly onto the canvas.
The colour that the canvas turned out to be, was determined by the fact that I managed to die cut the word 'dream' from sticky back chipboard on the wrong side. Jo was having a play with alcohol inks so I got her to colour it for me. Hence a green and orange canvas with yellow added in for good measure.
I used torn Brenda Pinnick scrapbook papers and a piece of corrugated cardboard my Dad had ripped from a box that he was putting in the bin. The bird is from a Sissix die and cut in sticky back chipboard. This time it didn't matter which was the right side. I used a picture from a magazine of logs for the body and trees for the wing.
The branch was in the stash at the art club and *had* to be used ;) On the left hand side of the canvas you can just make out some white netting. Its from a bag that contain tasters of cheese and gives the canvas another texture.