Monday, March 1, 2010

The Beginnings of New Canvas Pieces

When I decorate my canvas that I use to make purses, wallets or journal covers,    I do it in layers using stencils I have purchased or made my own.   I also use Masks, Punchinella, Doilies, Lace Pieces..........or anything that will make a design on the canvas.    For all of these pictures I used acrylic paints to make the base designs.      I am not in my studio right now so will post pictures of the actual stencils I use in my next post.   I just start grabbing stencils and paint and just do it.........    I like to mix colors sometimes or just use one base color.    The canvas I used here was some I bought from a store called SAS (like a discount mills end store with fabric, lace, trims, zippers, etc.)  as it is so much cheaper there than at an art store.

In the photo where there are two different pieces shown, they are done with a monoprint of the original piece I did.  

In the piece below, I used a stencil that I purchased that was about eight inches square full of circles.  

In the three pieces below I used strips of Punchinella and in the subsequent two photos, I did monoprints of the first piece.

If you have any questions on supplies or techniques, don't hesitate to leave a comment or email me at rubbermick at yahoo dot com.


  1. Love the dots....I will have to try that.

  2. Nancy I fully understand about life getting in the way! Thanks for posting these pictures. Makes me want to go get right into creating backgrounds.


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