Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hi girls I forgot to put a picture of my RAK and a Draw date.
I will draw the winner Sunday 13th November.
The winner will be announced here and on our Twiddlybitz ning
and twiddltbitz facebook page.
Thank you for your support and lovely comments.

THE WINNER IS..........


from craftykayesroom.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Heritage Photo Canvas

Welcome all you wonderful twiddlers.

You have just come from the wonderfully inspiring Jo Kinders blog I will endeavour to do the same.

If you need a link back to our ning to check the order of the blog hop and times just click here.

I have put my favourite CD in the player "Adele 21"  so I am ready to get to work typing up this blog post and TO SING.  The kids have just yelled out to stop. BWAHAHAHA.

This is a canvas I have done for my mother.
The photo is at least 64yrs old.
Remarkably well preserved seeing as my grandmother
had it in a normal scrapbook stuck down with
sticky tape.
It is also hand coloured. Mum was telling me the tutu
was actually pinned to the backdrop.
This was not long after the depression so the material was hard to
come by and I think it was just cheesecloth hand died by Nan.

I have used a Prima mask on the background with gesso. I only did around the outside edge because I knew the photo and embellies would hide the centre.
I then picked three complementary shades of glimmer mist, started with the lightest one and just built up the colour.
I have used a websters pattern paper behind the photo as it had a scollop already in the print and i just cut around it. All the lovely roses that were on the sheet i have kept for a future project.

This is the left hand cluster on the frame I have used flowers from asst'd companies,The metal label plate has been wiped over with some orange paint to tone it into the project. I am not going to put any of the journaling on the front of the canvas, I will instead print something out and attach it to the back.

The flourish that frames the photo is actually an MDF off the page piece from twiddlybitz called Ornamental stand   code MDF05
I unfortuately was a bit ruff with mine putting it together and pulling it apart to paint and I broke off one of the swirls. So girls don't think it can't be revisited as something else than what it was designed for.
The piece is painted with Tim Holtz crackle paint spiced marmelade.
The twiddlybitz fern leaves are also crackle painted with old paper colour.

Again i have used asst'd companies for the blooms and i found the little ballerina at a local discount store called hot dollar. I coloured the white skeleton leaves with Tutu pink  glimmer glam.

I wont be able to send this around Australia for our expo stand simply because it is irreplaceable.
So i hope you enjoyed what i have done with it.

Now girls if you can tell me what the code is for the piece I Broke and reused in this project I will be sending you out a RAK. Just put the code in your comments please and I will randomly pull a name out of a hat.

Have fun hope to see some of you at the Penrith show. The wonderfully talented Carol Thompson is up next click here to view.