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"I used to think that anyone doing anything weird was weird. I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn't weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird." -- Paul McCartney









Thursday, February 13, 2014

MINI MIXED MEDIA ALTERED CANVAS

I thought I would give a mini (4 inch square) canvas a MAJOR MAKEOVER...

This little canvas started out its life as a paint by numbers painting project for a child - I bought it only because I wanted the cute little easel that it came with.  The picture on the canvas was of a really ugly teddy so stored it in the cupboard with my stamps.  That was a few years ago.

This week I unearthed it again, only to find that it had acquired a hole, and wasn't very white anymore.

After a patch job with surgical gauze and gesso, it was ready to decorate.

 

I added another splodge of gesso and embedded the woven trim and glass pebbles, and once that was dry,I added
flat back pearls in various sizes
pearl leaves
satin ribbon
'LOVE' word embellishment
satin ribbon rose
double heart printed satin ribbon bow
the shiny part inside the heart is achieved using Stickles

They were attached using different methods
self-adhesive
superglue
crafter's white glue
Bostick clear glue
and, in the case of the leaves, hand sewn on

Perhaps I will sell it, or give it away, or maybe I will keep it for myself.

Thanks for visiting me today.

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Jen Leeflang
DURBAN






25 comments:

  1. This is FAB Jen and I would def 'keep it'.

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  2. This is great! Thanks for participating in this week's Dazzling Diva Challenge.

    Monica

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  3. Thanks for participating in the Dazzling Diva Challenge. Love your project!

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  4. WOW! I saw this over at the Outlawz and just fell in love with it! BEAUTIFUL elements you've combined into this masterpiece! Just stunning Jen ... well done and very inspirational!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOVE is in the Air’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  5. Stunning card love all the pearls. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  6. Awesome card.Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  7. What a gorgeous project. Thank you for joining our Challenge at Craft my life this month.

    Hugs Erin DT x

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  8. So beautiful!! Thanks for shring your wonderful creation this week at CCCB :-)

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  9. Beautiful, love the details, and you showcased the pearls in this project wonderfully. Thanks for entering our Pearls challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

    Leanne DT@4CC!

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  10. What a beautiful piece of art!
    Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week, hope you'll check out our new challenge on Monday.
    Hugs
    Anne

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  11. What a fantastic canvas! I love all the details, the peals, lace, and those satin leaves!!! This completely captures the theme of our LOVE challenge on the Path Of Positivity challenge this month. Thank you so much for linking up your canvas and sharing it with us! Lynda - DT member Path of Positivity

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  12. This is really gorgeous! All the detail is fab! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Divas by Design this week! Hugs, Mirella

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  13. Lovely effect you have achieved !!

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  14. oh this is awesome love the elements and thanks for sharing with us at Divas this week

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  15. This is just adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

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  16. This is just adorable! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB

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  17. Oh my where to start, this is beautiful so elegant and so very romantic. Stunning thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Challenges
    Alli x

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  18. It's great to see more mixed media canvas at the Path of Positivity! Love what you've created-I've never used surgical tape before and you've inspired me to try it. Thanks for playing in our LOVE challenge this month at the Path of Positivity.

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the embellishments and your design Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments in our Bingo challenge
    Hugs,
    Julie t

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  20. Great work. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time. Good luck, Lou DT x

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  21. Oh wow this is just so stunningly creative with wonderful textures. This is so perfect for our LOVE theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Path of Positivity DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  22. What a spectacular project! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with the Dazzling Divas this week! :-)

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  23. What a spectacular project! You really did a fabulous job!
    Thanks for playing along with the Dazzling Divas at Add A Little Dazzle!

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  24. What a fantastic creation you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at "Crafty my life" and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  25. Jen this is simply beautiful. It is amazing the effect you can achieve with everything being white on white. Thank you so much for joining us once again on the Path of Positivity. It is always nice to have the opportunity to come over and see your creations.

    Lisa D., Owner

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