The second one with the granola bar box canvas

27 Apr

Happy Soggy Saturday from Nashville.

I’m heading out to the Zero Landfill project again this morning to see if we can find some tile for my workspace next to the sink in our garage. I never realized how fantastic it was to have that workspace when we bought this house 6 years ago, but now I know better; washing paint and adhesive down the drain in the house is a no-no. Anyhow, my hubs wants to tile the workspace for me and who can pass up free tile?!

Today I’m going to share another canvas I made from a granola bar box. I started this one with a really good friend in mine. She is one of those people who is bright and cheerful and makes you feel like a better person just to be around her. I wanted this art piece to somehow reflect that.

canvas 1I’ve shown you how I’ve constructed these canvases before but I never showed you the underside (you can read that original post here), so here’s what that looks like.

canvas 2I started with some colorful scrapbook papers and this butterfly stamped on a piece of kraft paper.

canvas 3

And then I started adding layers. I used a battery (the 3 red circles) a clothes pin (the green in the lower left corner) some Inkadinkado clear circle stamps and my all time favorite, bubble wrap.
canvas 4

I decided my focal point would be flowers. So, I found scrapbook papers that went with the colors I’d been using and after several attempts, decided on what you see here. I used Soft Gel Medium as my adhesive. At this point, I thought I was going to add those rhinestones, but they just didn’t look right. However, I did break my cardinal rule of no glitter (it gets into everything) and added some cause it’s for JC and she loves glitter!

canvas 5I used Winsor & Newton drawing ink for the stems and some embellishments  (and if you haven’t tried drawing inks, you are missing out. I LOVE them!)

canvas 6I added a Stampin Up! stamp that reads “Time spent with friends is time well spent.” to complete it.

canvas 7

canvas 8

canvas 9I was really pleased with this piece. It turned out even better than I imagined and i think it captures my friend well. She is sparkly, bright, beautiful inside and out and a good friend.

Let me know what you think!

See you  next week.

2 Responses to “The second one with the granola bar box canvas”

  1. jimmiesworld May 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm #

    These flowers are my fave.

    • studiobukowski May 23, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      Thank you! I was really pleased with the way they turned out.

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