Monday, February 23, 2009

Decor Elements Art

I made this to show off the Decor Elements at my open house (and future workshops) and I love the way it turned out! I want to do this with the Manhatten Flowers DE next...



This was so easy to do... I slopped on blobs of different paints (some were metallic, some glossy, some matte) and then blended them across the canvas (11x14) with a foam brush. I let it dry, then added a few more streaks of paint where I wanted to add more of a certain colour. When it was dry, I put a couple SU! catalogues behind the canvas (the perfect height to even out the frame) and applied the medium Always Bird decor element to the canvas. I used a hot glue gun to add ribbon to the edges to cover the staples on the canvas.

edited to answer question from Leslie in the comments...

I used a primed canvas that I bought (already stretched on the frame). It had the normal canvas texture, and my painted background added even more. It isn't lumpy, but you can feel the different layers of paint. I had a harder time getting the Decor Elements onto the transfer paper than I did applying it to the canvas. It went onto the canvas much easier than I expected it to.

12 comments:

Susan said...

Ooh this is fabulous! Cool! I love paintings of Canvas Art.

bryan said...

WOW that is very impressive!
I really like the background!

mayinkzoo94 said...

Hi Liz; What did you use for your canvas? Was it textured or was it smooth? I just bought textured and now I am worried that my decor elements won't work? Your's is soooo awesome!

thescrapmaster said...

Liz, I love how this turned out. What a beautiful idea.

Anne Krashel said...

This is incredible Liz. You always amaze me, wish we lived closer together!

CathyRose said...

Terrific idea! It looks like an expensive piece of artwork!

Melissa Sauls said...

WOW! How incredibly creative you are to come up with that. That looks just awesome. Love it!

shannon said...

liz, it's beautiful!

Kathy said...

OH MY WORD! I just love this. Such a great use of the DE's!

katiesniche said...

Beautiful! I love this display. Perfect for the DE!!

Holly VanDyne said...

Oh my gosh this looks AMAZING! GREAT work, I absolutely love this! :)

KJ said...

that's flippin' awesome!!!!