Sunday, 22 May 2011

The making of a Friendship Canvas- part 1

Friendship has always been important to me........but its importance has been brought home even more over the last few weeks.....with the loss of a dear friend......and the Team Teal posts across the globe.....and I wanted to mark this by making a 'girl' friendship canvas.
I thought that over the course of this week I'd share the making of it with you.......this is not a tutorial.......or step-by-step guide......most of the techniques I've learned in classes or picked up when blog hopping......so that wouldn't be fair.......but you might be interested in seeing how the canvas builds up.......well, hopefully you will!!!  
I started with a plain [cheap] 8 x 6 canvas, a pot of Mod Podge and a brush.........oh......and nearly forgot the newspaper to protect the dining room table!!
The canvas was covered with Mod Podge and then with papers to go with the theme..........some 'f'' dictionary pages........some map paper [friendships far and wide]........and some friends quote papers which are a free download from Hero Arts.

The Mod Podge was liberally applied under and over the papers.......it does make them crinkle up.....but I like the added texture that that gives it.
Now it needs leaving to dry......pop back tomorrow if you'd like to see it with a bit of added colour.


17 comments:

Kathyk said...

Looking forward to following the progress of your canvas ......

Happy Sunday

Kathyk

Sian said...

Jacky, this is a wonderful idea. And I think you are being far too modest - call it a tutorial: it looks as if it's going to be well illustrated, clearly written, and with a beautiful end product.

debs14 said...

This looks suspiciously like a great tutorial to me! And I will definitely be popping back to see the next stage.

JO SOWERBY said...

loving this. altered art pieces are such fun to make and i love the texture u get when using modpodge with papers. will be following the full tute,
jo xxx

Karen said...

Love the tutorial Jackie and looking forward to the progress of this project. I have a pot of Modge Podge that has been in my cupboard for several years now so I may be tempted to hoick it out!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I don't know what I love more, the look of this canvas or the purpose behind it.

I just finished all the background for my first She Art piece and I LOVE it!!! Need to work on putting my girl on it today. I can't wait to see what your finished piece will look like. It's fabulous so far... xo

Ginger said...

Jacky I love where this is going! And I think it's a great project... look forward to more!

Rachel B said...

Looking great so far Jacky, I haven't tried mod podge yet... although I do own some. I brought it and then didn't know what to do with it! Can't wait to see more :)

Cherry said...

Oohhh Jacky how exciting. Can't wait to see this develop. Have just purchased some mod modge but haven't opened it yet - I really must. I wonder what colour will tempt you? Hugs Cherry xxx

Elizabeth said...

Looks like a lot of fun. Been a while since I've had sticky fingers from Mod Podge. You might be surprised to find that once it's dried, the wrinkles will have smoothed out. At least that's what happened to me when I altered a composition note book using Mod Podge.

Melissa said...

Great idea to show the canvas in progress. Looking forward to seeing how it all comes together this week.

Denise said...

Thanks for sharing this Jacky.I'm looking forward to seeing the next parts x

alexa said...

I like this idea - watching as something evolves! The textured effect of the wrinkly paper will be lovely ...

furrypig said...

it's looking like a tutorial to me and I am loving it!! Can't wait to see the next episode!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Cool! Love the step by step.
Rinda

Judie aka Craftymess said...

thats looking fab, well done xx

Scrappi Sandi said...

Awesome project!! can't wait to see the finished result!! :)