Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Getting all up in my creative side!

I have always wanted to do some art canvases but every time I looked at a blank canvas my head would spin around backwards. I would say to myself  "you were an art major you can do this" and pick up a brush or open a pot of paint. Then I would put the brush down, close the pot and put the canvas back in the cabinet. So sad...

But I finally started and decided to not care what I was doing. Pressure off!

My first attempt was a complete copy of another artists work ssshhhhhh, but the next one was all my idea. Can I hear an Amen? No ok...well let me show you...

I love that song and I equally love that stamped image from Stamping bella so how perfect were they together? I think just perfect. I tried not to over think the process and just get the stuff down on the canvas. I used my Silhouette to cut all the letters out and also the stamped image. To do that I stamped the original image onto paper and then scanned it in to my computer. I then opened it in Photoshop and resized it to what I wanted. I saved it as a jpeg and then opened it up in Silhouette. Once I traced it I created an offset, cut it out and set to coloring the image with my Copics. Phew that was a mouthful!

I have to say this one was fun and I really like how it turned out. There are flaws oh yes there are flaws but I am not going to point them out to you! There was some plan changes along the way which included wasting a piece of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap but we won't go there. She is cute in the end and isn't that all that matters?

I purchased a package of 5 of these 8x8 canvases at Michael's so hopefully I will do more. I may stick with the song theme as that helps me come up with my own idea....and with that I just thought of another! See!!!