My theme for this canvas was sepia, so I found an old family photo. This is my Great Great Grandfather his wife and 4 children in Vienna, we think the photo must have been taken around 1897. I am going to send it to my G Uncle who still lives in Vienna, hence the spelling of family. We send each other parcels every Christmas but we have never met. I would love to meet him though, only I don't speak a word of German, I need an interpreter......anyone up for helping me?
This is quickly becoming my favourite style of canvas making, it looks so interesting in real life, very touchy feely.
I painted the canvas with white gesso and let it dry. I stuck some random scraps of paper & fabric in the central area of the canvas. I cut a piece of grunge board big enough to cut the Tim Holtz’ On the Edge die and stuck this to the canvas too.
Along with these I added a die cut tree, some embellishments and then gessoed over the top of them all. Then I pushed some more gesso through a stencil to add some texture in the top right corner
I used a Sandal Dabber to add a little cream colour across the canvas then added my photograph & stuck on more embellishments around the edge of the photo. I distressed the embellishments with gesso.
It's a great way of getting rid of bits and bobs around the house and chucking them under gesso!