Thursday, 3 March 2011

Home Sweet Home

This week over on Bubbly Scrumptious I created a cute little canvas in the style of Claudine Hellmuth with this fabby set of chippies from Tando :D

The canvas is just a cheap one I bought in a local shop, which I sponged blue and green acrylic piant on to give me my back ground.

Next I covered the chippies with Claudines sticky backed canvas and cut round them carefully with a craft knife - not a quick or easy job, but worthwhile :D I left the edges a bit rageddy as I like the worn look

I didn't attempt to cover the fence or the gates as they were just a bit too fiddly to cut around, so painted them with my white pearl acrylic dabber.

I used a mix of acrylic paints and Claudines paints tocolour the shapes and left them to dry.

I set them out on the canvas and when I was happy with the composition glued them down with matte medium. I added small pieces of chipboard behind the overlapped shapes to add some dimension.


When everything was dry I used a black marker pen to add faux stitching and detail.

I wrote on some small pieces of canvas, stuck them down and added faux stitching.

The cloud was a left over from my i-pod cover from my previous post using the transfer technique.

I finished it by sticking down buttons and lace with the matte medium.

Claudines products are fantatsic to work with and so versatile.




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