Saturday, August 23, 2008

A bit different…

I decided to do something different. You know, just to clear my head…
So, first I decided to use some of the canvases that I bought (don’t know what).
Now, what should I do? First I do something ugly… Keep reading, you’ll see what I mean.
I have some acrylic paints so I sat down and started painting the first canvas… I wanted to paint a transition from red at the bottom to yellow at the top. After painting for about 15 minutes I remember that I had no idea how to do that so I just tried whatever I thought that would help to do the transition.
Then, I decided to use some buttons to cover some parts of the border between the red and the yellow. So I sawed those on…. After that I glued a big flower and a butterfly, added a “Butterfly” title and did some doodling…
“There you go, I’m done” I thought… Well, my advice – When you try something new (and you’re not sure you know what you’re doing), take a step back (literally) every few minutes and make sure that you’re work doesn’t become a huge pile of confusion…

I don’t like it… at all. My husband, on the other hand, think that it look great and that we should hang it in the living room… You get that his idea wasn’t accepted, right? I think he just wanted to be nice, but I think it’s ugly… Wanna know what I did with it? I hanged it in my creations room to remind me not to do this mistake again… I’m thinking about making a sign for it that says: “Always take a step back. Always!”… lol…
That was a few weeks ago. Last week I decided to try again. This time I thought it through. I found this tutorial: http://nicholeheady.typepad.com/capture_the_moment/2008/01/5.html.
And I decided to use that idea for a card on my canvas. I think that what I did is called “lifting” (when you see someone do something and that make your own version of it).
That’s the result:
Now that’s more like it. Now I’m happy and I can sleep safe and sound. I’m not a complete disaster when it comes to canvases…

And now, I went ahead and put it in my etsy shop. Have a look & spread the word!

Thanks for looking & reading!

4 comments:

ronit said...

לדעתי שניהם מקסימים
כל אחד שונה במהות מהשני אבל שניהם יצאו יפה מאוד, כשסיפרת לי על ההתנסות הראשונה ציפיתתי לאיזה משהו מזעזע אבל ממש לא ראיתי שום דבר שכזה ..
בקיצור תמשיכי להתנסות רק ככה זה עובד
:)

Juanita said...

I really don't think the first canvas is all that bad. But the second one is amazingly beautiful. Great work.

Laurel said...

I'm glad you didn't give up, great job on the canvasses! I have some I bought to 'do something' with but have yet to be brave enough to try!

Meium said...

Hi Ifat just checking out your blog from the link on Trimcraft. I loved the 1st one, but then I love butterflies I would gladly take it off your hands if I didn't live in a different country :)

 
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