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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

My little girl...
This is my first attempt at a Finnabair style on canvas,  a few weeks prior to taking one of her classes when she came to NYC this year.  The way I did it was not the way Finn taught us.  What fun we had with her. 

I began by using the hot glue gun to hold my embellies in place.  I used some burlap, tissue paper, ribbon, TH idea-ology, etc.  I then covered the entire canvas with fiber gesso.

I positioned a photo of my little girl which I protected using a piece of paper cut out the same size as the photo prior to misting. 

 I sprayed the canvas with Glimmer Mist.  Used a large piece of cardboard and began misting the canvas from right to left, spraying heavier to make it darker.

Burgundy wire was added prior misting.  

I coiled some red wire throughout the bottom area.

This metallic butterfly was pretty and when I added the Pen Nib and colored it with my burgundy Copic Pen it looked much prettier than in this photo.  I used a white marker to highlight the letters.
Alot of texture. I was very pleased at how it came out. 
Hoping you all had a filling...
It was a project I had to do and complete... so I did.
It's great being here with all the talented artists.  See you next Wednesday.
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Kim said...

Stunning canvas, Ivette! I love this look and really need to give this technique a try sometime soon! Beautiful!

Ivy (Ivette) said...

Thank you Kim!

toni said...

Fabulous! Love that Finn style and you've really nailed it with this fab canvas! I must say though your 'little girl' is a bit hairy !!! Lol xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a wonderful way to remember your little girl. This canvas is so pretty. The texture is amazing and I really like the variety of elements. The wire is a fabulous addition.

Tracy said...

Stunning canvas full of texture and color...beautiful keepsake for years to come!!
Big hugs

Andiepants said...

Wow!!! This is a WONDERFUL first attempt. Such a free-ing way to create.