I've always loved the look of chipboard attached to a canvas or album cover and then painted over for a cool monochromatic effect. I've seen quite a few different projects done with this technique, but was inspired to make this canvas from a sweet little canvas I saw on this blog, the Pink Couch. I decided right away that I wanted to make one - and ended up making 2 - one for me and one for my friend Karen's birthday. You can see her initials here and there - but there are NO hidden messages at all, I promise.
Here's the finished one - after about 10 layers of paint, gesso and crackle medium.
It came out perfectly, I can't wait to hang it with the other canvases I made in my Wire, Paint and Paper class. I hope that Karen likes hers!
It felt good to make something for myself for a change! I need to make a regular habit of it!
Thanks for stopping by on this lovely Monday. Enjoy your evening!