Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Feature Day Wahoo

Welcome to my feature day! I'm so very glad Unity does this for their customers,
it really lets you know what kind of company it is
and seriously, I feel like a queen for the entire week!

I wanted today's project to really stand out
Here it is

this is a 6"x6" canvas that has had Gesso and multiple layers of Glazing and acrylic paint applied to it
it's been painted, smeared, scrapped, and wiped. That's just the background.
The hearts are a mask from UmWow Studio which I used with Light Molding Paste, once it was dry I pained and splattered it with Golden Acrylic Paint.
While I was waiting for the Paste to set-up, I stamped two of the butterflies from the Nov. 2014 SMAK with Ranger Archival Ink then painted it with Golden Paint.
Next I stamped the Sentiment using the same Ink, I love the imperfect stamp I got from it.
I found some of my older son's used guitar string (which he had just happened to wind like this) so I applied some E6000 (mega stinky) glue.
I used pop dots and layered the butterflies before adding them on top fo the guitar strings.

Comment for a chance to win! That's right, 2 random people will be chosen to win 25 random stamps from Unity Stamp Company! You can go back to Monday & Tuesday of this week and comment on those posts for more chances at winning. Two more posts to come this week, stay tuned!

38 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to work with a canvas and you may have inspired me. I love the guitar strings.

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  2. So creative with the guitar strings. That gorgeous blue background and the butterfly make me think ahead to spring days in my garden!

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  3. Very pretty design and love recycling stuff you would not ordinarily use. Love all Unity butterflies and dragonflies. Nice job!. Thanks for inspiring.

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  4. Lovely canvas, the use of guitar strings is very creative. Love the butterfly, it pops on the blue background.

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  5. I love this sooo much for so many reasons!!!! You know how much I love your canvas work but the strings are my kind of sentimental touch ❤️

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  6. This is the prettiest canvas...oh, my, my. The butterfly is so stunning and how genius to us the guitar strings! Isn't it awesome how things just fall into place?

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  7. Wow, gorgeous and striking. Love the red against the blue and that lovely butterfly. Hugz

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  8. Wow! That is so cool! SO many layers of work! Thanks for outlining your process for us!

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  9. Now that's a piece of art to hang on your wall! Simply stunning. Those guitar strings are crazy wonderful.

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  10. I love your canvas project. I'm interested in how you created the hearts. I think they really make the artwork pop.

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  11. Wow, this is lovely, Paula. How pretty and uplifting. Nice canvas.

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  12. Absolutely beautiful, my friend. LoVe the blue with the bright red hearts and that butterfly is gorgeous!

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  13. Beautiful canvas! Love the colors and dimension!

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  14. Beautiful canvas! Love those hearts!

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  15. Stunning project. The hearts are a nice added touch.

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  16. This is Gorgeou! I have some old guitar string a firmer paster gave me and never knew what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Love the bed of hearts. butterflies are always a welcome addition to a project. Love that blue background.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous canvas,it's outstanding! Love the colors,hearts and went wild with your idea on the used of the guitar strings!Thanks.

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  19. Really beautiful canvas, Paula! Enjoying your inspiration this week.

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  20. Totally inspiring! As others have noted, I have been wanting to work with canvas to. At first glance, I thought you had wrapped the canvas in denim material! Great job...can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.

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  21. Wow!! This is just magical! The bright colors just make my heart sing and all that natural texture is fabulous. Beautiful beautiful composition and design.

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  22. Outside the box and off the edge! Great composition! TFS

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  23. Beautiful creation. Great way to change it up. Love it.

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  24. So beautiful!! Great colors.. and butterflies always look so elegant. ☺

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  25. Paula you have outdone yourself on this one. I remember some of your early projects and you continue to amaze me with your talent.

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  26. Beautiful butterfly canvas. I like the hearts too.

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  27. Stunning peice of art! Canvas is a fun project and it's inspiring to see new things. I love the popped out butterflies and the beautiful blue colors

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  28. I really love this! You've created something that has so much meaning to it. The stamp, which I love, is so true❤️. All the gesso, glazing, molding, ink and painting is wonderful. The hearts are nice and the layered butterfly is pretty. The use of your son's guitar strings is such a personal touch, along with the lovely stamp, make this a A+ project that I'd never get rid of! Just beautiful!

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  29. I love your canvas Paula, its beautiful! What a wonderful job you did! Very pretty!

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  30. Oh, how adorable. I love how you mixed everything together so cohesively. Pretty.

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  31. What an impressive piece that would look perfect on a wall or table top! The deep blue really draws the eye and the stamping is beautiful!

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  32. This is my fave of the week! I totally need this in my house. Just sayin, old buddy, old pal.....

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  33. This is my favorite of all your projects this week. I love the colors, the butterfly and mostly the way you used the guitar string. So creative.

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