"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Busy days

It's been a busy few days. I taught two classes and also took one on Friday - that was exhausting! This is the canvas I made in class - I just love it. The larger canvas is 18" x 24" and the smaller one is 11" x 14". The wooden cross was painted a deep red and then sprayed with copper glimmer mist and edged with black ink. The medallion is inked with copper. Patterned papers were adhered to both canvases along with pieces of black metal embossed with various Cuttlebug folders. These were then sanded and alcohol inks added. There's even some embossed stamping! This looks great in so many areas of my home that I can't decide where to put it!

I received this beautiful glass coaster from my "inspiration mingle" partner. Remember the black lace skirt that was the inspiration for this month? Brenda used real black lace sandwiched between two pieces of glass. Then she added copper foil tape and used a patina solution on the tape which makes it look aged. This scan makes it look huge - it's really 3 1/2" x 5" which is great since you can still see some of it when a glass is placed on it. I love it - thanks so much Brenda!
And here's what I bought this week with my Michael's 50% off coupon. No, I haven't suddenly gone cutesy or gaga over Disney princesses. I have plans for altering this - I have already removed both the labels and the stamps. I will post the project in a few days...


Jeri said...

Susan, the canvas is wonderful! Now I want to try creating something similar ~ And the black lace piece is devine too - bet you're glad you joined in that "inspiration" swap.

Brenda Seaholm-Wampler said...

So glad you are happy with your mingle piece. Love your canvas. It's just beautiful! If you can't find a place to put it, I am sure I can find a place! LOL