torsdag 28 april 2011

Musings Over a Shabby Chic Canvas

This is one of my last projects for the Graphic 45 2010 DT - a canvas with some of the new metal staples embellishments, Prima lace and flowers, and tons of white acrylic paint. Here's a little closeup. I painted the canvas all white, added some newsprint patterned papers and painted again. Then I added most of my embellishments, and then even more paint, to try to make them all blend in. Finally I added some flowers without painting them, to have some details that kind of popped.The quote is a favourite of mine, because surely, a home would just be four walls and a roof, if not for the people living in it. Being about to leave this home and setting up a new one, like I am, this becomes even more true, because the new house that we will move into in a while is quite a bit smaller than the one we live in now, with low ceilings and tiny rooms, but it doesn't matter, because my family will be there with me, and that's all that counts. That and the location of the house, the closeness to the sea, the billowing hills, the woods, the meadows, the silence and the fresh air that surrounds it. Also, the prospect of having a brand new house to start over in, like a blank canvas to fill with all the ideas that I have gathered in my mind over the years, is very appealing, to say the least.

Come to think about it, if you change the world home to art, this quote would be very appropriate to why I'm keeping this blog, and what I love most about papercrafting. "What I love most about my art is who I share it with." True, right? I'm blessed to have a whole bunch of good friends to hang out with, scrapping, laughing, sharing ideas and inspiration, and having a great time! I'm also blessed to have so many wonderful readers of my blog, who leave me the sweetest comments, and really cheer me up when I'm feeling a bit down. Thank you all for that ♥ It really means a lot to me.

Johanna - Jag skulle gärna vilja hjälpa dig där, men jag är inte säker på att finns något som kan få scrappade grejor att stå emot regn och rusk. Någon slags lack, kanske? Kolla med färghandeln, de kanske kan rekommendera något bra :)

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