Thursday, July 10, 2014

Altered Canvas Panel ~ First Time for Everything

If you have ever picked up one of Tim Holtz's Canvas Panels and thought "What would I do with this?" this challenge is for you. I don't know how many times I have thought about buying one and making it my own but this is the first time I actually bought one and brought it home. "Why now?" you may ask, well Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosity 3 Challenge 6 is to go to page 37 of Tim's book "A Compendium of Curiosities III" and play along. If you want more inspiration and ideas for your own panel, check out the Curiosity Crew's fantastic panels here. They have created 9 totally different and amazing canvases including a mini Christmas album.

The sponsor for Challenge 6 is the Funkie Junkie Boutique. There is also a prize from Tim and Mario. Check out the details and rules here.

3 Dimensional Butterfly
While I can't share the technique from the book on my blog (You need to work from your
own copy to participate in the challenge) I can tell you a little bit about how I created my 3D butterfly. I started by heat embossing Scattered Straw and Tea Dye Distress Embossing Powder onto a brass butterfly. Tim's Melange Tissue Wrap has a large butterfly. I wanted to make it the focal point of my piece so I glued it to a piece of Wendy Vecchi's Clearly For Art Modeling Film and cut it out. After heating it with a heat tool, this film can be shaped any way you want, so I molded it to fit the shape of the brass butterfly. I used Distress Paint then a Distress Marker with the Marker Spritzer to tint the tissue butterfly and glued the pieces together with Sepia Accents by Ranger, giving it a stained glass look.

If you are looking for a copy of Tim's book, you can order one directly from him and he will Autograph it for you. Here's the link.

WOW!





P.S. I recently won a $25 gift certificate from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. I was surprised how much I was able to purchase and was so excited when my order arrived. It was my first time ordering from her. She has excellent prices plus fantastic and speedy service. The brass butterfly I used here was part of a little goodie bag she included with my order. Thanks Linda!

11 comments:

Joyce Taborsak said...

I love your altered canvas, Ruby! You did a wonderful job with it!

Cheryl Grigsby said...

This may have been your first canvas, but I hope its not your last! Beautiful job. The composition is very cohesive and inviting. Love this one!

Susan said...

Love, love, love your beautiful canvas, Ruby! So glad you went out and bought the burlap canvas! I love butterflies - you did such a great job with them. I especially love the touch using the brass butterfly and adding it to Tim's butterfly from the paper! Great job! Congratulations on winning the 25.00 gift certificate from Linda!

Anita Houston said...

This canvas is just GORGEOUS!!! I love the wording, the butterfly, the B card! Just stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us on the Altered Burlap Challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

Yvonne said...

UTTERLY GORGEOUS!!!! This one touched me so....I have a passion for butterflies and you grabbed me with this one!!! It is just breathtaking! THanks so much for sharing with us at CC3C!

Annette Green said...

Oooh, so SO pretty! I love your color choices the imagery and the overall femininity of it. Such a lovely shabby panel. You aced it!

Jingle said...

This is beautiful!

TenSGal said...

Wow, Ruby...that's stunning! That altered stuff is so wonderful but so intimidating for me! LOL!!!

Susan

Terry said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! Great altered burlap panel and love the butterfly theme! Totally love this!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a fabulous canvas! I love the elements you chose and how you tucked that B inside the pocket. What a wonderful sentiment, too. Thanks for sharing this with us at CC3C!

Sherry said...

It's beautiful, you did a great job of it.

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