Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canvas for Father's day

Hi again
I want to share this with you. This is something that I did a while ago. Everything on this canvas reminded me of a dad. This is a 8"x8" canvas which I coloured with ink.
 I used Ranger Color Wash ink. Lettuce, Espresso, Butterscotch and Terra Cotta.

I painted the canvas with water, then applied the ink in drops. Tilted the canvas from side to side so the ink can mix. When I was satisfied with the look, I took some coarse sea salt and sprinkled it on the canvas. That will give you the blotchy effect.


The paper I used for the 2"x2" squares are from 7Gypsy's. Some of the embellishments were gathered and some were bought. The stamps I used are from Technique Tuesday and from Crafty Individuals. In block no 3, I used Lightning Black ink from Brilliance to get that greasy look on the gears.

A real washer and some small play cards makes up block no 6. I colored the washer with alcohol ink and stamped on it with StazOn ink. The little light globe on the right is the real thing, the tiniest one I could find!

For block no 7, I made a some of barbed wire from a piece of copper wire, that was fun, but not so easy. A piece of cork and some nails in no 8 and a piece of measuring tape, because dad always measures something!
Any questions on this project, feel free to ask.
Until next time.


  1. Oh Elna that is utterly incredible! Time to leave this computer alone and go and dabble on those canvases waiting patiently at my craft table... TFS this awesome project.
    Helen -- Firenze Cards

  2. This is a wonderful tribute to dad. Every detail and piece of art is truly well thought out and looks amazing. Great job. Happy creating...

  3. Stunning and very inspiring - truly a work of (he)art and a wonderful tribute to dad as well.

  4. Elna, so onthou ek ook my Pa, het altyd gese, 'n stukkie bloudraad, tang spyker en spanner,en hy fix enigeiets! well done ek love dit!