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« on: March 09, 2013 06:34:06 PM »

I made this 6" by 6" mixed media canvas for LeapFeetFirst in the IYP 22.  Its a fat canvas that I cut a niche into and attached a box that I made out of scrap mat board.  Collaged over with torn text, painted with many washes of my favourite (phthalo) turquoise blue (Golden Liquid acrylic), a little antiqueing with burnt umber and spattered with Quinacridone Violet.  The heart is celluclay with copper roofing nails on top. 



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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013 06:35:49 PM »

I think this is really, really beautiful.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013 06:39:22 PM »

aw you're really, really nice Grin
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013 07:03:04 PM »

Clever use of materials.......I LOVE it!
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013 07:16:17 PM »

Stunning!
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013 07:29:53 PM »

I love this so hard.   Damn, girl.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2013 05:01:02 AM »

This is stunning!
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2013 05:17:38 AM »

I'm with everyone else, this is beautiful!
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2013 08:42:51 AM »

This is beautiful, and I love the text on the back. The simple deep niche is such a great idea, too. It would be perfect when you have some little decorative thing to give someone, but it seems too insignificant as a gift. This sort of niche is a great way to turn it into something more substantial.

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2013 09:55:52 AM »

thank you Smiley  I'm kind of obsessed with niches lately so envision a few more of these-you're so right Wulf, a niched canvas makes a great base for a smaller piece.
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« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2013 08:50:45 PM »

Ohhh that is fantastic.  I love the color combination and the nails in the heart (one of my favorite things).  Plus.. TEXT!! WOO!!

It's awesome!
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« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2013 09:38:33 PM »

Gorgeous--love the colors Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013 10:15:54 PM »

I can confirm that this piece is even more stunning in person! The turquoise and red combo is one of my favorites.
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« Reply #13 on: March 11, 2013 10:30:47 AM »

so beautiful, I love your unique setting. 
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« Reply #14 on: March 11, 2013 02:32:10 PM »

Beautiful as always alteredmommy!
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« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2013 02:35:05 PM »

So lovely! You are the niche queen! I love that the heart stands out so much in the centre of the turquoise when viewed from the front, but is hidden from other angles.
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« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2013 02:52:47 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2013 02:54:36 PM »

I likes me a good niche Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2013 04:31:36 PM »

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« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2013 06:13:31 PM »

This is gorgeous, AM! Such a neat niche Smiley.
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« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2013 07:25:05 PM »

Beautiful work, AM!!  I quite like the niche, and I love how clever you were to come up with the idea!
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2013 06:32:22 AM »

The color of your canvas is just gorgeous...and it hides a gorgeous little heart!  beautiful work
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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2013 09:33:12 AM »

I love the niche! I'm making/collecting/altering photo frames to build centerpieces for our wedding... I might attempt something like this, with miniatures or tiny photos or memorabilia in them! What a fantastic piece  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2013 04:26:32 PM »

There is something so appealing about this.  I think the whole combination of niche and color work so well together. Beautiful work!
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« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2013 01:06:48 PM »

this is simply gorgeous...alteredmommy, i adore your work Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2013 02:10:13 PM »

aw thanks Craftster peeps Smiley 

Alexampersandra, your centrepiece idea sounds like fun!  Here's an earlier niche project for you-I think it would be cool to display a guest book this way and a solution to the "what the heck do I do with it now"
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