Sunday, 28 June 2015

Finished canvas from the Lin Brown Weekend - Live life be happy!

I was determined to put the finishing touches to the canvas before too much time went by...
 so, as I showed in the post about the weekend, it started as a canvas which we covered with patterned papers.

I don't have many pictures of the metal work in progress, as I was having too much fun
 but this is probably my favourite, the stamp by Donna Downey.

I used Stazon to stamp it onto the metal, then outlined over the stamped lines with a teflon tool, on a foam block, to create the outlines
 used the brass brush on the background of the metal piece, and a dotty wheel on the reverse of the leaves, on the acrylic block, to add some texture to the petals.
the paint goes on! (see the post here for further details

so this was as far as I got at Lin's - the metal pieces stuck  down.  It's not quite as dark as it looks in this picture, as you will see...
 I constructed the metal flower (using Lin's technique ) - nowhere near as good as Lin does them...
I used DecoArt Turquoise shimmer for the bottom and top layers of the flower, and left the middle petals plain silver
 the letters hanging from the dowel at the bottom
 close ups

 the whole thing..

now for some more close ups

Drew a large L and a large ball and cup to create the look of the rivets.  Filled the space round it with a mold. The rest of the word live, are some die cut letters stuck to the background and covered with self adhesive metal.

 A selection of paper flowers (mostly Prima) and some metal embellishments, I added some Treasure Gold in Silver and Sapphire to the plain white flowers and to the metal leaf

and some more flowers at the bottom of the canvas (much tweeting and discussions this morning of the placements of these!)

And here it is,. hanging on the wall in my hallway.

Thanks so much for the class, Lin, it was brilliant and I am really pleased with how this came out..


brenda said...

That metal works looks amazing Helen, love how you have drawn in all the added patterns giving a great tactile appearance.

B x

craftimamma said...

Wow! It looks fabulous Helen. I love your 2 coloured metal flower and the extras set it off beautifully. I agree it was an amazing wirkshop and i find worki g that metal so relaxing. I need to get back onto mine asap now I've soon yours and Sam ' s.

Lesley Xx

sam21ski said...

The flowers defo look better now they are clustered up as opposed to being strung out, looks great xx

craftimamma said...

Crikey, my phone definitely had a mind of its own in my last comment, lol!

Lesley Xx

Ruth said...

Absolutely beautiful Helen, love how it's come out, the stamping and flowers look perfect for the fab metal work! Lovely! Ruth x

Artyjen said...

What a lot of work...but well worth it ;)
xoxo Sioux

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! This is lovely, Helen. I really love the blue, and the metal work is fabulous!It is a truly beautiful piece of work! xxx

Claire said...

Looks beautiful Helen! Glad you enjoyed your weekend away and you have a lovely piece of art to remember it Xxx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

It looks wonderful!

butterfly said...

Magnificent, Helen - your time was not only fun, clearly, but also artistically creative, stimulating and what a fabulous result! Love the silvery metallic panels against the moody blues - just wonderful over all that collaging.
Alison xx

craftytrog said...

This looks amazing Helen!

Diane Baker-Williams said...

I am so inspired by this canvas. I never thought about trying metal work until this post. Now I want to try it. I did google for tools to do this but got nowhere so will have to continue to search. So inspired I have added this to my Stop Pinning and Make Something! to do list!

Shoshi said...

Wow Helen, this canvas is absolutely stunning! I love that metal technique you have done, and it contrasts so beautifully with the flowers. The painted background is amazing, too. Completed by the dangly letters! It deserves pride of place in your hallway! You deserve to feel really chuffed with this - it's fabulous!