Friday, June 13, 2014

Sing to the Lord!

I am so loving playing with these canvases! You might even say it's been an addiction! They come together quick and make great gifts. This one though, I might keep for myself.

I wanted to play with the Faber-Castell gelatos and see how rich I could get the color coverage. So I darkly colored the canvas with a rainbow of stripes and then smoothed out the lines with water. After making such a bright background I had to put something on it.

I drew a swirly tree and what tree is complete without a bird? My bird needed to sing so I added some metal brads shaped like music notes. The brads were black and being such they blended in too well with the tree, I wanted them to stand out. Trying around different colors I finally settled on silver. So I sanded the brads and then used a paint pen in sliver to color them.

For my letters I just grabbed random letters from my chipboard. I actually colored them all black with sharpie. Again the letters didn't "pop" so I decided to add some pen stitching with a white gelly-roll pen.

I was quite pleased with the finished product. It will make a fun addition to the wall in my craft area. 


michelle said...

Love it Bets! Just perfect!

Betsy Burnett said...

Thanks Michelle!

Unknown said...

It sings to me, love it my friend. Merlene