Saturday, 9 March 2013

Full reveal....

Ok, so here is the finished product. I think I'm okay with how it ended up. As sometime happens, there were a few things that I had to change from my original idea to make it work. A little like life really, we usually have to compromise somewhere along the line. I know I've used this photo before, but it's the only summer photo I have of the three of them together (Elise & her partner Steve, & Tim). They look so care free in this photo & it was the most perfect summer's day (actually New Year's Eve), and it has now become one of my favourite photos. 

I've flipped this canvas over to use the back of it & covered it with the new Base Coat Collection from Kaiser Craft. I've used gesso over the top, some corrugated cardboard, Tattered Angels Mist & Structure paste. This is the paste that Angela Peardon introduced me to at the Melbourne Expo. I also raised the photo with some foam mount, which is a tad hard to see in the photo.

So I've covered the word Beach with Structure paste (which didn't take too long to dry) then misted it with red, aqua & brown & then I dabbed it with a "wet one" to dilute the colours & make them blend together better. I'm so happy with the outcome. I've also used the paste at the bottom of the canvas & inked it with brown ink to make it look a little like sand.
Thanks for looking & I'll be back tomorrow with my entry in this month's White with 1 challenge.xx


  1. A wonderful effect on the the colours youv've used, the tiny bottle and the film strip. The whole thing is just lovely. :)

  2. Fantastic beach canvas! The title looks fantastic!

  3. Jo this is just amazing, totally love it all especially the effect on the alphas has the most incredible look, like a rusted metal from the bottom of the ocean, wow xo

  4. His is an amazing canvas and I love the thought of using the back to give a framed look, well done.

  5. Wow Jo, this is just gorgeous, love the little bottle of sand in the corner and the effect of the corri with the white wash pp over the top and love the framed look
    Mary x