Altered Pages #8 Birds

Hi Everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your week and finding some time to create.  April has shot off with a bang here and is shaping up to be one crazy month with a bit of a roller-coaster week this week having celebrated both mum's birthdays in the past few days, and it being the anniversary of Rod's Dad's Death this Friday.  Our attentions are being pulled in all sorts of directions including finishing off the other house to put on the market and various upcoming medical appointments for everyone, family coming to visit and I am currently attending a 3 day workshop as part of our ongoing Foster Carer Training.  So needless to say I have been a bit quite on the crafting front but I do have my project for this month's Altered Pages Challenge to share with you today.

The theme is birds.  So I decided to use the Graphic 45 French Country Papers and it's lovely Rooster to make a shadow box wall hanging using a canvas.


I started by painting the canvas black both back and front and then adhering my desired papers using the back of the canvas to form the shadow box with Gel Medium.  Using a canvas in this way is something I had seen a few months ago on the internet and seems to be a growing trend in the Mixed Media world at the moment with some of my crafty friends having recently returned from a class with Finnabair having used this idea.



To finish I distressed the edges with some Distress Inks, fussy cut some stamped vines (Dylusions Stamps), which I placed over the sides I had covered with the chicken wire look paper and then used some of the elements from the French Country Collection as focal points and added a small wooden fence piece which I had also colored with distress ink.

My sister is rooster and chicken mad so this project has her name on it I just need to find a nice piece of rustic chain to attach to the back so it can be used as a wall hanging.

You are just going to love all the wonderful inspiration from the team this month so be sure to head over to the Altered Pages Challenge Blog to check them all out and we would love it if you would join us.


9 comments:

Lizzyc said...

This looks wonderful, those papers are perfect for cutting and layering!!

Tammy said...

Love, love the gorgeous papers and such a cute fence! Great creation!

Lynn McAuley said...

Exquisite work on this fabulous piece, Danie!! I used some of this paper just yesterday!!

Nancy said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. You did an amazing job with this!

Jenn Cochran said...

What a COOL canvas Danie! Love that rooster! Great colors and lovely work too!

Jenn

Julie Short said...

What a wonderful piece you have created Danie. I'm sure your sister will be delighted.

Becky said...

What a beautiful creation, love how you used that picket fence

Dawn Barrett said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you planned and layered the colors and images!

Emkay said...

Fabulous piece of art!