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This is my black/grey/silver canvas.
It took me a while and was a lot of work but I so enjoyed to do it.
Due to the red bugs, the picture is quite creepy that's why 
the sentiment matched perfectly to the whole design.

Just take a look below at the pics and steps I took to make the canvas.

You know how I love to use my leftovers especially made of a thick
cardboards, right? I really keep a lot of them knowing they will have a new life.
I gathered some of them and started to build my background.
I glued the alpha leftovers to the canvas and covered with gesso.
Then I built a frame with leftovers of Sizzix Frame 2 die.
Glued it all down to the base and covered with gesso additionally giving a texture to my frame with a brush and a thick layer of white gesso.

Painted the inside of the frama with black paint adding water. 
Made a touch of black sparks paint and the silver one.
Finally highlighted the texture with my favourite old silver wax.

Before I threw away the package of the wax, I thought I could use
the plastic window for my project as a shaker box. It's very deep 
so you can put some layers inside and still have a free space.
I painted the edge with black paint and added the drip drop die
painted with grit paste and black paint with a final touch of silver wax.

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11 komentarzy:

  1. fantastic project. The background layering is STUNNING!!

  2. Love this project! Thanks for sharing this with us. 🖤🖤🖤

  3. Love this a lot! So clever and so beautiful!
    Claudia x

  4. Absolutely GORGEOUS canvas Macarena!! the textures and details are fabulous!! I love the whole design of this!!! BRILLIANT!! :-) 🖤

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Lols x x x

  5. Awesome, love your beautiful combination of textures and structures! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  6. A brilliant piece: 1) adding red to the bugs, 2) recycling packaging for the window, 3) saving die-cut scraps for a great background, 4) awesome textures!! I noticed you used thinlets here with thick cardboard. I have been afraid to use my thinlets with anything but paper but you have encouraged me to give this a try.

  7. wow wow wow, this is just amazing Macarena, the texture is incredible and I love that scary beetle, hugs kath xxx

  8. Wow! This is creepy elegance at its best! I love how you combined such drippy crawly elements with sophisticated tones and colors. The effect is stunning!

  9. Genius! Love love love I'm speechless, I think that is one of my favorite projects of yours! It's absolutely fantastic, every detail is perfect! Barbara

  10. omg These animals looks real!!!! Squeeeeeee!!!! Love this project as Andrea said, is creepy and elegance at its best!

  11. Amazing textures and wonderful drama in this tag - it's stunning.
    Alison x