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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Loves Me, Loves Me Not...Mixed Media Daisies

You know me...I am a sucker for a challenge. Here goes another one...I saw this canvas in the Pier I catalog and loved it!!

It was on sale and still cost too much ... so I began arguing with "myself"...you remember her...don't you? The one who ALWAYS wins! "I can do that! How hard can it be?" myself kept taunting me. Well, several days and a good bit of Mod Podge later...here's the knock off.

I used a 12x24" canvas and some plain colored scrapbook paper for my petals. The centers were metallic scrapbook paper. After laboriously cutting and adhering each petal, I shaded specific areas and the background (which was a caramel colored tissue paper.)

Cutting bits of paper, I adhered them to some of the petals to make a mosaic. Then I used Tim Holtz's distressing ink to add detail and shadows.

I also added some turquoise "bubbles" around the edges. The original didn't use this color, but I like it and think it makes the other colors "pop". The canvas can be positioned either horizontally or vertically. After a final coat of MP and finishing the edges with more tissue....I signed it and my new canvas is ready for the Silent Auction at my grandchildren's school!

I am linking to Catch A Glimpse Thursdays...

Hope you're having an artful week thus far,


Sarah said...

Wow! That is VERY awesome...love it!


Michelle said...

You are so creative! I love the colors...I'm always excited to see the next thing you "whip" up!


Sunni said...

I like your version much better. The texture you added really makes it stand out. Great job!


hannah singer said...

oh my goodness-i love it! the colors are perfect and i love the boldness and size of the flowers!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very beautiful! Hugs! ♥

Tricia said...

This piece is stunning! I love the details of the mosaics pieces on the petals. And I love the turquoise you added. It's much better than the one at Pier One! : ) Hope you get lots for it at the silent auction!