Friday, June 20, 2008

A canvas class

I attended a canvas class last night and it was really fun! First off, it was only $30.00, and secondly when I arrived at the class everything was supplied for the students. A canvas, various papers, tissue, embellishments, a paint brush. Usually you are required to pay a set fee and then buy all the required elements. The class instructions said to bring a basic kit, but what actually is a basic kit??? I lugged in my whole sewing room, then had to lug the lot home again without using anything! Above is my finished canvas. I'm not sure about the black paint, which is what we were given, I think it is too black, if you know what I mean.
This image, above, is one of my photos, taken 12 months ago, but we used cold laminate to make a transfer and then stuck it to a sheet of words. I really like this photo and decided to use it as a theme. Which is why I used a map, with various destinations in New Zealand that meant something.

The stamped letters were coloured with stamp pad ink, mounted on card and stuck to the tissue background.

I think I will give this to Traci as a gift. I will definately be making more of these!


Margaret said...

Hi Carole

Absolutely lurve this, reckon it's your best yet!! Tissue looks really fab, like the way it gives it all a bit of texture and goes so well with the pic. Well done you!

Melinda Cornish said...

This turned out great...I like the black. Your lettuce picture further sown is beautiful. When I first looked at it, it looked like a felted piece of fabric......Melinda

Lori Roberts said...

Carole this is AWESOME!!! I have visited your site before, your garden is spectacular!!!! I am jealous, here in Las Vegas all we have are palm trees and cactus!

Dianne Adams said...

I enjoyed looking at your site. I love the transfer you did using one of your photos and words. Waving from Tennessee...