Saturday, January 28, 2012

Inspired Canvas of Words

So, remember when I wrote about this beautiful canvas that Leanne made?  And how it inspired me? 

Well, I decided to try my hand at it.  Leslie at Words of Me Project suggested we do something creative each day for 14 days starting January 23rd.  So for the last week, I've been working on making a companion piece to my Truth canvas. 

Using Leanne's recipe, I started by adding paper scraps to a canvas and mod podging the whole thing. 

I wanted to put all three previous words on one canvas, so I needed to make my own removable letters.  I just took some flimsy cardstock letters from one of my paper pads and put Alene's Tack It Over and Over on the backs of the letters.

I added some butterflies (my fave) to give the canvas a little dimension. 

Then painted it white.  I think the layer of paint might have been a little thin, but I told myself from the start that once I made a decision, I was going to embrace it.  There are no mistakes.

Once the paint dried, I removed the letters and sanded some sections.

Outlined the letters, added some some more scraps and sanded some more.  Then found my K&Co. keys.  I actually had another piece of metal in mind, but I couldn't find it to save my soul.  And I really wanted to complete this project. 

This took nearly a week to complete.  I worked on it every night after work.  It's not nearly as beautiful as the one I received, and quite frankly, if Leanne does decide to sell these in her Etsy shop, I would definitely consider picking some up for some friends.  This took longer than I thought it would. 

Oh, and the scraps from the scraps?  I put them in my art journal. 

I'll figure out something for that some other day.   

Now what have you done to feed your creative soul??


scrapwordsmom said...

Peggy...Thank you for sharing!! You have given me a new idea...I never thought to do that with the letters. I LOVE this so much...Happy you are creating daily:)

Ms. A said...

That turned out nice!

Putting my face on, occasionally, is about as creative as I get. However, it would take someone with more creative genius than I have, to make it look decent.

Laura said...

PEG!!!!!!!!!!! I love your canvas!!! It came out absolutely beautiful!!!

Tracy said...

Dang Lady, I am so impressed! YOU did good!

Peggy K said...

Thanks, Tracy!!

Peggy K said...

Thanks for the challenge!!

Leanne said...

I absolutely LOVE what you have created, Peggy! What a great idea to make one that incorporates ALL of your words. PERFECT PERFECT JOB, my friend! Yes, as Tracy said . . . YOU did good!!!! LOVE IT!

Adrianne Surian said...

What a great idea, I love this! Perfect for those of us with "one word" to focus on this year. (Mine is "try".)

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