Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Inspiration Showcase -- The Completed Canvas

There were three new techniques today, all what Jennifer refers to as "finishing touches."  And so all there was left for me to do was put together my canvas of sample birds.  I chose a 6x12 canvas.  Why?  Because that's what I had in the house!  I didn't attempt to do the rows of daily samples.....one way there wouldn't be enough room horizontally.....the other way there wouldn't be enough room vertically.  So, I just attached the samples four in a row (except for the last row), and they fit beautifully.  They are in the exact order as presented in the classes and I have a list on the back of the canvas to remind me.  Of course, I've also downloaded all the PDFs, so I'll have them as a reminder as well.

In Jennifer's canvas it looks to me like she didn't do anything to the canvas itself, which I understand.  The samples should be the star.  But I didn't like the starkness of the white, so I used some light colored distress stains and inks (mainly old paper and weathered wood) to add just a bit of softness.

First, here are the final three samples, pigment pearl and an embossed button embellishment, distress stickles and pearl painting on the wing, and glossy accents resist and solid embossing on the wing.



And here is the finished canvas.  I used pop dots to attach my birdies, except on the rosette one, as it is already pretty dimensional.



And the back of the canvas has the list of all the techniques for handy reference.

17 comments:

Dorothy said...

wow, that is surely gorgeous!!

Marva said...

Oh this is awesome! You are so organized!!!

Leslie said...

Eileen I LOVE your birdies!!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

What a cute project.....It turned out GREAT!!!!

Vic said...

Fab!!

Linda DesGroseilliers said...

Great canvas, Eileen! I wish I could have had the time to work along with the class but, like you, I downloaded the PDF's so that I can work through them later in the winter. Thanks for sharing!

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love that you used birds. I am so far behind - still on day 2.

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, this is gorgeous Eileen! And you are really fast! I am still on the first day's samples. I never have any time and now with my daughter buying a house down the block that needs lots of updating and tearing out and replacing, I will have even less time! I wish I could retire and play when I want to. LOL

teri said...

Adorable! and wonderful idea to post the techniques on the back.

Cheryl said...

You did an amazing job! Thanks for sharing.

Karen said...

Well done on getting finished already! It's a lovely piece - Nice to see all the birdies together.

Lisa :) said...

WOW I love it!!!

Elaine A said...

Eileen -

GLORIOUS!!!!!

Elaine Allen

Lori said...

Wow! Done already! And here I haven't even started. Ah, the beauty of online classes. lol. These look fantastic, and what a wonderful way to display them! Great idea to have the list on the back too.

sandi collins said...

what a great idea, i love it.

Patzee said...

What a wonderful way to display all the techniques. I'd say you have all your birdies in a row, actually several rows. Love the idea of the list of techniques on the back. Brilliant!

Mariposa said...

What a delightful project...I love your little birdies..
Kathie http://beyondthestorybook.blogspot.com/