mixed media canvas

This is a canvas I have been working on for the past couple of days, It's been quite a difficult project to make because I used so many different colours that really didn't go together to build up the background. I started by printing off the image from the Debbi Moore Twilight Queen and drew an outline of it on the canvas so I could place my items around it.

Then I hunted all through my stash of bits and pieces to build up the background, this part took hours of moving around until I was happy where it all was then stuck everything down. The image was covered with matt mod podge to seal it.

I found this really hard to try and imagine how this was going to look which all those colours. The next stage was to cover the lot with a primer, I hadn't got any white gesso so I mixed in a bit of plaster of paris to some white acrylic paint. 

Once that layer was dried I started to add some colour, I painted a frame in black then introduced several different shades of red until I liked how it looked.

I left this over night to dry then this morning I added some extra bits of colour and gave it a spray with glimmer mist.

This is the finished canvas.

I am entering this into the following challenges.


ike said…
OMG - this is so awesomely divine.... I would kill for it !!!
I must admit I was shocked when I saw all the bits stuck there before the paint..... I thought to myself "My god - what IS she doing"... but then I see the genius bit after and it's just mindblowing !!!!
I know Ike I wondered myself what I was doing lol! it was so hard to stick all those things down and try to image what it would be like at the end, I am really pleased with it now it's done though, will have to give this sort of project a go again soon :D xxxx
Kati Elvelt said…
WoW...love it. Red and black and that girl..., everything fits together just perfectly!
jane stillman said…
OMG! so you should be pleased, it's awesome, and worth all the work and time you put into it - well done x
Lexie said…
It's fab and well worth all the effort you put into it.
Sheryl said…
What an amazing piece of art work this is!
Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week - Happy New Year.
Hugs Sheryl xx
Linda in Sweden said…
WOW! This was really cool :)

Hugs from Linda
Linda Simpson said…
OMG Shelley this is absolutely awesome! I love it!

Linda xxx
Doreen said…
Wow this is just stunning.xxx
Craftylollea said…
Oh WOW this is amazing shelley.
huge hugs from your newest follower, Lorraine xx
Ooh this is fabulous, well done! Also perfect for my challenge if you would like to pop by and enter :-) Elaine-xxx-
Thank you for joining my challenge lovely, Elaine-xxx-

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