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Thursday, 12 April 2012

vinyl on canvas

I wanted to experiment with vinyl on canvas...knowing that vinyl needs a shiney surface to stick to i knew somehow i had to prime the canvas so i looked on various forum for the answers and the general concensus was that if you put a coating of gloss paint then the vinyl would stick to it....so i tried that and the only gloss i had to hand was a silvery grey one ....but when i tried sticking down the vinyl it didnt work and i ended up with a bit of a mess...so in the waste not want not view i then looked at the canvas in its wrecked state and wondered what to do now...and this is what i  came up with...
i decided the message of hope was appropriate for this canvas as some would have thrown it away as an experiment that went wrong but i  decided it was being reborn into hope....a sort of phoenix rising from the ashes...


The word hope i offset in sil studio to make a layer for it so that it would be a focus on the canvas...it is the first time i have tried to layer vinyl and i was very pleased with the result...In this picture you can clearly see the distress that trying to load the previous bit of vinyl left but i wanted that to show through as thats whats given this its theme of hope...


Then i added the 1 piece flower from the sil store featured in my previous post..just to pretty it up and it is the same colour as the pink in hope to conform the picture to the eye...but it still needed something else....


so i cut some leaves and swirls on my babes and put them around the edges...
I was left with something that looks a little like i meant to do this when i started out but is infact a cover up hehe

Thanks for looking
love debby xx

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