hey there lovelies and a very happy friday to you. i hope you are doing well, wherever in the world you may be.
today i wanted to share with you a really simple but also very effective piece of art work i created recently. i think it is a really accessible art work that anyone could easily recreate. i also think it would make a lovely extra gift for a friend or loved one. have a look for yourself and see what you think :)
the almost blank canvas - for this particular art work i decided to reuse some canvasses i have recently fallen out of love with. waste not, want not!
paint shades - i chose some co-ordinating shades to serve as the abstract background for my piece. i also used some gold, bronze and white paints (not pictured).
first paint on canvas - i dotted the paint over the canvas in a random fashion, making sure i mixed the colours up well. it was then really easy to use a big brush to spread the paint across the canvas and over the edges.
ta-da! now it just needs time to dry before i can add any extras to it.
gorgeous papers i got from wholeport were what i wanted to use to create my image on this abstract canvas. for this particular one i wanted to create a natural tree design.
strip by strip i start to assemble my tree design. i attached them to the canvas using plenty of gesso to coat them onto the canvas.
strips of paper in different designs - i love this chinese style paper.
my tree in all it's glory! i think i might stamp on a sentiment to finish it off nicely, and maybe add some sparkle. i don't want to give too much away though, as this will be someone's present very soon!
if you'd like to have a go at this type of collage art i would definitely recommend it. it is simple and effective and can be enjoyed at any skill level.
have a great day people!