Sunday, 22 April 2012

Another re-purposed canvas

Hi everybody, hope you are all enjoying your weekend more than I am! It's been cold again here, and yesterday was more than changeable - thunder, lightning, rain, and wind chased each other all day.
I also spent a lot of time picking things up from the floor, as I evidently had a drop-me day yesterday, so hope my fingers are more cooperative today.

This is another of the re-purposed canvases I made last week. I used structure paste painted with two metallic colours, and pressed some punchinella into it to give more structure, leaving a piece in the paint. I also scattered in some odd beads and bits of broken earrings while it was all wet. I added a few prima flowers and a dragonfly charm to finish it off. The colours look different in the first pic because the electric light was on!




I have another 2 canvases on the go, which I will show you soon.

Have a nice Sunday you all, take care, and thanks for visiting!

37 comments:

  1. It almost looks bubbly. :) Love the texture and color choice. Gorgeous!

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  2. Lovely work Val! The colours are gorgeous, and the texture is fantastic! Hugs, Sarah

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  3. Wow Valerie! Amazing textures on your canvas and just love those shimmery colours.
    Have a great Sunday too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  4. Gorgeous canvas Valerie, you are the queen of texture and I love those metallic colours. Hope the sun manages to peep through today. Suze xx

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  5. Beautiful work Valerie...I love the spring colours of this one..plus all your little extras.
    Hugs xx

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  6. Fabulous canvas Valerie, I love the textures and colours.
    xxx Hazel.

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  7. I love your background! Beautiful work. Cheer up about the weather, what else can you do? It's going to be cold here the next couple of days, after a couple of 21C days last week.

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  8. WOW THIS IS JUST GORJUS love all the colours and elements - a true masterpiece. Just Love it.

    Loads of Luv
    Storm x

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  9. Oh my gosh, I have not found the courage to do ANYTHING on canvas yet, as I just learn, practice, and play in my own little art/junque journals, on composition notepaper or cereal box cardboard. Love how beautiful your canvas came out though, with all the texture and details you have here! It looks like it was fun, and I'd definitely like to try it sometime!... Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

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  10. BeaUtiful! I love all the texture you've used and the way the composition extends off the page is fabulous! Oh, and those are some of my favorite colors too- all in all, a GREAT piece!
    Stay warm- it's cool here for this time of year too!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  11. i want to reach out and touch this! so cool - wow -

    enjoy your Sunday - xo

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  12. What a gorgeous canvas and love all the texture and colors! WOW!

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  13. My goodness, what a creative and colorful canvas! I love the thick texture and leaving the punchinella in was a cool idea. I'm surprised the jewelry was held in place by the paste - I love the dimension it all adds.

    Thanks for visiting me...

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  14. A viscous fluid quality on your canvas today, all that texture, yummy gorgeous colours:0) I hope it warms up soon LOL Gay x

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  15. Lovely piece, Valerie! The flowers and dragonfly are perfect against the textured background!
    xoxo

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  16. It was so hot here yesterday, that my roses and irises got burnt! Valerie, these canvases are incredible and I just love all the interest and texture! I will have to pick up some of that structue paste and play! Happy Sunday!

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  17. The texture is remarkable Valerie.
    Wonderful.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  18. wow, LOVE all the texture; the colors are wonderful and love the dragonfly and fiber....delicious !!!

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  19. Gorgeous...love the texture and color! :)

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  20. Your work is always so fantastic you have the touch of combining the right textures and colors. So much talent you have :0)

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  21. WOW, Valerie, this is GORGEOUS!

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  22. Oooooh, that texture is divine! Wonderful idea to press the punchinella in there! The whole thing is so inspiring, makes me want to play with paste right now!
    Thank you too for your sweet congratulations ;) xoxo

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  23. Oh my, love it!!!
    Such "chunky" rich, texture you applied here.
    Great work :]

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  24. Beautiful Val, I really like the colours and the effect, love the dragonfly too!
    Suzie xxx :)

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  25. Wow, the textures are amazing, love the gorgeous colours you used.The dragonfly is a beauty.
    Yvonne x

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  26. Your colours are so vibrant. x

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  27. Very beautiful! Love all the wonderful elements!

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  28. So gorgeous - the texture and the colors - absolutely love it!

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  29. Just look at all that wonderful texture.. What a great piece. I wish I could bottle up some of our heat and send it your way!!

    Hugs~

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  30. Blogger . . . drives me nuts at time. I typed a message and have no idea where it went.

    I wanted you to know how much I like the texture pieces you create with added embellishments. This one is gorgeous and I love the colors.

    Hugs,
    Carolyn

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  31. Gorgeous canvas Val, love the bits of jewelry you added too!

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  32. Wow !!! What colours what textures this is amazing almost molten like.

    Marie

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  33. Hi Valerie. What a wondeful canvas. Love the texture you have created and the colours.
    Regards Florence xx

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  34. Another extremely cool and gorgeous piece. Love everything about this one xxx

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  35. All I can say is wow! Love it!

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