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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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