Monday, January 14, 2008

Altered Canvas

This is the first time I have painted onto canvas let alone stamped and embossed them.

The inspiration behind these painting are from our recently decorated stairs and landing with a oriental blue border and I wanted some paintings to go up the stairs.

The Peace symbol originally came from a stencil I have had a few years but enlarged it to the size I wanted for the canvas. I painting the symbol in, in black acrylic paint and use my oriental unmounted stamps with versamark ink and silver embossing powder.










This symbol of good luck was also a stencil and enlarged it to the correct size and use the same technique as above.















This symbol of joy was also a stencil which I have enlarged and use the same technique as before.











This Dragon was also a stencil from a few years ago and I just drew round the shapes and painted it in with dark silver acrylic paint (but sometimes it looks gold if the light catches it right.) and found a symbol from the internet that means dragon and painted that the same colour as the dragon. I used my oriental unmounted stamps again with versamark ink and black embossing powder this time. I tried to go for a more masculine piece this time with no floral images.
I really likes dragon but im not sure if this one is my favourite one, Do you have a favourite?




2 comments:

Linda Elbourne said...

This is gorgeous - so understated - I love it!

Bubble said...

Love the colours and simplicity. Although I like the dragon it ismy least favourite of the collection as it's the busiest. Bet your hall looks fantastic!