Thursday, May 2, 2013

two canvases

Hello everyone!

Ingrid here today with two canvases I created for my sweet hubby.

For the first reversed canvas (8x8") I wanted to go for a girly as well as a masculine look.
I started to glue down some teared up paper from the Prima, Engraver collection.
I wanted to highlight the tearing by adding a mix of gesso and sand.
Did the same for the background of the canvas.
Added two more mini canvases (2,5x2,5").
One under the photo and one in the corner for extra dimension.
Gave it a girly corner with flowers and bling and 
a more masculine one with cogs and metal. 
All the chipboard were given a basic coat of gesso and then inked.
A few cogs and the "You and me" got an extra layer of Glimmer Glaze.

Cut the oval frame for the corner.

The big heart is from wood and was found at a local home decor store.
Again painted with gesso and inked.
Seriously can't make a project without gesso! LOL!

And my second project, a mini canvas (6x6") for a great guy!
I wanted to highlight his love for music.
He plays the guitar as well as piano/keyboard.
The guitar image was found on the internet.
The background was also painted with a mix of gesso and sand.

Chipboard used:

You & Me IDP0023

9 cogs on board IDT0004

Small Clock Face IDS0036

Oval Frame with Brackets (large) IDFR0009

Steam Punk Clock (small) IDT0016 for the first canvas
And the Steam Punk Clock IDS0030 for the mini canvas

Other products used:
Prima Engraver collection
Music paper on the mini canvas: 7Gypsies
Prima flowers
Glimmer Glaze-Tattered Angels
Metal embellishments from Tim Holtz and
some metal from my stash

Enjoy your day!
Ingrid xxx


  1. Wow! You just rocked the masculine theme on these both canvases. The clocks and gears are such a perfect finishing touch!

  2. These are both so beautiful! I love how they turned out!

  3. Love them Ingrid, and the way you used the chipboard.... gorgeous!

  4. BEAUTIFUL work Ingrid, I love them both!!!!!

  5. Oh wow these are beautiful .. I love the music theme of the second one!

  6. Stunning projects Ingrid!!! Love the dual effects on the canvas...and the guitar canvas is also just to sweet...great work on both of them!!!

  7. amazing projects! love all the details here!

  8. Love your guy themed projects Ingrid!!!! The guitar pick is a fabulous addition to your canvas and I love all the gears in the first canvas.