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Thursday, August 1, 2013

A Tribute to my Mother...... (Picture heavy post)

I have been sitting on this make for weeks,now at last I can show you all my very first multi media canvas.


This is my design team piece for the challenge over at   http://alteredeclectics.blogspot.co.uk/ The first of each month sees a new challenge, always "Anything Goes" challenge and it  is specifically for altered art.

I've always wanted to create a canvas like this and as I was sorting through a box of photos I acquired after my father died last year,I found this photo of my mother aged 18...there was my inspiration. So I set to and collected all sorts of bits, enlisting a bit of help from friends for chicken wire and bolts etc. I was delighted to find in one of my dad's old tins a brass key with 18 stamped in it, just perfect to put next to mum...there are several small pieces on the canvas that belong to my dad, so this canvas was becoming really extra special.
It was my daughters birthday on the 10th July and I gave her this canvas as part of her birthday gift ,as a child she was close to her grandparents, also I know she will treasure it forever. Needless to say she felt very emotional when she saw it.

Below are some photos of the different stages and some sections from the whole canvas...

 Started adding and gluing items to canvas. Moving and adding pieces until I was happy with it.

 After attaching items to the canvas,I then  applied modge podge to the photo ( photo was coated several times)
Once dry, I covered the photo with a baby wipe and then gessod everything.

 Again, once everything was completely dry,I then added colour and sheen with Cosmic Shimmer Mists....drying with a heat tool (not too closely) in between so I could build the colour up.

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 After everything was dry, I used Inca Gold to highlight some areas on the canvas.

I'm now in the process of collecting some more items for my next canvas,not thought of a subject yet, but I'm sure something will come to mind....it is surprising though just how much you need for one of these creations...


17 comments:

Tina said...

This is fab Sandie, I really love it, a perfect tribute to your mom. Hugs Tina xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Breathtaking! Your daughter will treasure this always.

Zoe said...

Sandie this is a wonderful tribute to your Mum and wow your daughter is very lucky to not only have a mum like you but to own this most wonderful work of art, no wonder she was emotional, you can see the love and dedication that went into it! It's truly stunning xx Zoe xx

chrissies said...

This is amazing Sandie and it shows that it was something special that you wanted to make as a tribute and a gift

Love Chrissie x

May said...

Gorgeous tribute to your Mum, Sandie The elements & blending of colour are amazing...Your daughter will treasure this forever more...Beautiful photo of your Mum..Brilliant work... Hugs May x x x

Kathryn said...

Oh wow how Ab Fab is this .... Very Finnabair if you've seen her stuff !!!! I absolutely love it !!! It is such a fabby thing to do with precious memories xx

Kathryn said...

Oh wow how Ab Fab is this .... Very Finnabair if you've seen her stuff !!!! I absolutely love it !!! It is such a fabby thing to do with precious memories xx

Mrs O crafty blog said...

Absolutely stunning work , Px

Suzi B said...

What a beautiful tribute to your lovely Mum ...just stunning. Pinned!!
Suzi B x

Nicecrane Designs said...

Sooooooooooooo stunning tirube yout your Mum Sandie,,,, What a great Play of Art,,I am sure she is on Hevaen sjiling and telling OMG,,,,,,,,,my daughter is a ture master,,,,I also miss mine,,,,,so I understand You,,,,Horayyyy for all mummies.

Moira Gray said...

Just gorgeous, what an amount of work, so creative. Your mum would have loved it.

Moira xxx

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

are you sure this was your first attempt - it is absolutely fantastic hun xx

Patricia said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Absolutely stunning. What a tribute.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Sandie, This is such a beautiful piece and what a wonderful memento to give your daughter. It is indeed a treasure that I am sure she will cherish it always. It was great to see the progress and all the different stages of your creation from beginning to the gorgeous end.
:) Chris / CS Designs ... Doodle Pieces

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just amazing, Sandie! So glad to have found your blog. I did a couple of canvases a few months back but they were nothing like as good at this. It is such a fun technique but hard to master and you have certainly rocked it with this! Bet your daughter was very touched,

Lucy x

Asha said...

WoW! Stunning work of art, Sandie! What a magnificent tribute to your mum.
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

jo said...

Absolutely stunning!!!