Sunday, June 2, 2013

A special Canvas :)

So,   I had this messed up canvas laying around here collecting dust.
 Well, it went into the trash .. that is UNTIL I decided to give it another go..yep, had to fish it out of there and..
gesso the heck out of it..sanded a little...let it dry well.. great texture..whipped out some acrylic paints and really didnt know where I was going with this.  I havent bought dp in a very long time..but saw this pretty blue pad by "Kathy Davis " in JoAnns' and wanted to make something with it for my sis in law.  She LOVES her condo and she prays more then most people I know..for me too  :)  oh, and her favorite color is blue..her favorite saying is "home sweet home"..

Finished result after mixing acrylics, cutting dp, stenciling (Julie Balzer clouds) and using black and white signo pens.....and ofcourse a frame!  
Best part ever??  The girl at the store framed it for me and total cost for ALL = $20 bucks!  Love it!
Thanks for looking! Hooking up with "Paint Party Friday ", 
"Creative Every Day" ,"Simon Says" anything goes,   Thanks for Looking!

15 comments:

Krisha said...

This really is from trash to treasure, WOW it turned out beautiful!!

Juls said...

Gesso such a wonderful thing!!! Love what you have done with it!!! Hugs Juls xxx

Mary McVay said...

Really nice Jane! Your sis-in-law is going to love it.

Alles-Art said...

Jane, this looks great and Krisha said it right: from trash to treasure!

I could bet your sis in law lives in the house on the left hand, 1. floor, right side. ;-)

Karin said...

wow a real piece of art, its beautiful! Groetjes Karin

Lisa Carroll said...

This is STUNNING! What a work of art.. she will love it! :) Thanks for playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog! xx

Linda R said...

What a wonderful piece of art. I love the way it looks framed. She is going to love it...

Hugs~

Krisha said...

Me again, just read your comment. I do hope you join ICAD, it really is a great little warm up for the MOJO, and they are turning out kinda cute, great size between an ATC and a post card.
Thanks for all the visits to my blog and all the love you leave me! ;P

KC Inspired said...

Love how it turned out!
She's going to love it too!!

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sheila 77 said...

I love these houses and patterns and flowers and so nice that you have it framed and ready to hang. I can see why you wanted to use these lovely designer papers, you've used them well.

Sue said...

Jane this is gorgeous, I would love to live here too! xx

Frea Konings said...

Woohoo, what a transformation!! Goes to show, never to throw anything out! Love what you did with the canvas, it turned out stunning!! Hugs Frea

Samantha Read said...

Wow Jane you are the gesso queen!!! xx

Michelle O'Connor said...

Phenomenal! I've recycled "messed up" canvases tons of times! This is just a wonderful piece!