SO, for today's party I wanted to show you this "altered", "mixed media" type piece. I bought 2 awful rectangular canvas paintings, with this very interesting frame. The frame, I thought, was fabulous! So, what to do about the painting? Cover it of course!! I wanted to do something with my grandmothers antique doilies for a long time, and now I had a plan! I started by using gesso and covering the odd fruit on the canvas, then added some old sheet music for fun
Looking good so far!!!
Just wanted to show you the pretty corners of my frame. The whole reason I spent $2.00 for it!!
And, after that fabulous beginning, I added my ONLY UNPACKED PAINT, yellow. More layers of patterned papers and paint, adding matte gel medium to the mix too, I finally got a background I could be proud to show!
Then, I cut some roses out of some patterned paper and using gel medium, attached them to the canvas too.
After this dried, I planned out where I would put my doilies. I then painted on some glue, so it would be a thin layer on the canvas, but sturdy enough to hold my doilies on there for a very long time! I placed them as evenly as I could. The 2 outer doilies are the same, and the one in the middle was a bit smaller. Here is my finished product!
So, go off to Debbies, and click on all the links that inspire you, or make you want to see more! I bet you click on them all!! There are some really fabulous ladies there, with wonderful things to show off!!
Thanks so much for visiting!!