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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mixed Media Canvas-Number Our Days

 

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side view w frame

flat angle view w frame

When this Scripture Verse came to mind recently, I began to envision ways to illustrate it on a canvas, with a myriad of calendars and clocks and watches and numbers. This is only the second canvas I have attempted, and I find I really enjoy it.

My favorite acrylic paint is by Claudine Hellmuth, and I used several of her paints on this project. After applying a coat of gesso to the 8x10 canvas, I covered it with Sky Blue paint. Then I added dabs and splotches of  Yellow Pastel and Landscape Green. I applied a light coat of Altered Orange over most all of the surface and smeared some Sable Brown (with my fingers) along some of the corners and edges. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I made the tag as a focal point for the verse, dry embossing Kraft Core and then sanding and inking with Vintage Photo. Metal charms and embellishments are from 7 Gypsies and Tim Holtz.

I incorporated the watch I created several weeks ago, adding the heart charm to the watch chain in keeping with the verse reference to “heart of wisdom.”

closeup watch w frame

For texture and dimension, I used several of my favorite background stamps and stencils, using Archival Ink. I used Molding Paste with the Sky Blue paint and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil to give added dimension.

closeup molding paste 3 w frame

Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
              Ps 90:12 (NIV)

I love the verse because it reminds me to stop and “take stock” of my days, as they are limited on this earth. Time-and what I do with it-is a complex topic worthy of contemplation (and moreso as I get older!). And I certainly DO want to gain a heart of wisdom.

I am entering this project in the Simon Says Stamp & Show current challenge.

21 comments:

Maura said...

Beautifully done. Perfect colors for fall.

Lisa :) said...

Beautiful Barb!!

Sandra said...

Stunning canvas! The background is so rich with lots of layers and details! Gorgeous job! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Lisa H said...

that is wonderful! So many details. =)

n1sunrider said...

Beautiful work!

n1sunrider said...

Beautifully created!

Barb Urbassik aka Stampenstein said...

Very nice work...I like your style...

Lezlie S. said...

This canvas is beautiful! What a wonderful way to share God's word. Your color and placement are awesome. Thanks for sharing this treasure!
Lezlie S.

Beverly Sager said...

Love this! I could mention this and that particularly, but really it's all just wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Anita Houston said...

Wow oh Wow!!! You have blown me away! This is my new favorite of yours! WOW! Your background is just stunning...so much to see! All the elements compliment the verse perfectly! Fabulous creation, and love the blog background too!

Candy C said...

Barbara...your mixed media board is fantastic! I so love the background with all of the different patterns and textures. Beautiful design. Love all of the ideaology elements you've added, too. Very appropriate sentiment as we go into fall and things seem to slow down a bit. Time to turn to thoughts of family and reflect on our lives. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Very cool canvas. I looked over your blog, and all your work is fabulous!

Buttons said...

This is a triumph Barbara! Wow! So much texture and interest and outstanding choice of colours. Be very proud of what you can do. It brings pleasure to those of us who have the chance to see it in Blogland. Thank you so much. Hugs, Buttons x

Trish Latimer said...

Gorgeous! Love all the detail on the canvas, and the touch of blue is just perfect! Trish xx

Anna-Karin said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE the wonderful background, the tag and all the great details. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Marjie Kemper said...

So many layers and fabulous mix of textures... what a gorgeous creation, Barb!

butterfly said...

Completely amazing - every inch with something glorious to see! Huge congratulations on the SSSaS win - so glad you did, or I might not have found this! Big WOW!
Alison x

Barbara said...

Wow! Thanks to butterfly for letting me know this project was selected by the design team at SSS&S as a Top 3 Winner! I am shocked and honored and humbled!

Anita Houston said...

I knew you were gonna win with this one! Congrats to you!!!! Well deserved!

Maura said...

Congratulations!!!

Tracey said...

Awesome board Barb!!! so many amazing details and texture to stare at for hours LOL!!