Saturday, October 19, 2013

Always Be Different Canvas - Jen Waugh

Hi everyone, Jen here with my first project of October. Our theme this month is "Steam Chic", a combination of Steam Punk and Shabby Chic devised by Charlie. We had a specific mood board to work with and I loved working with the colours on it.

I have been wanting to use this photo of my daughter for some time and this theme just seemed to fit in with it perfectly. My daughter is a Photography student in Scotland and they had a Steam Punk  photo session with the make up department. I love the fact that my daughter takes after me in that she doesn't follow trends, she just goes with her individuality. 

So here we have my canvas. "Always Be Different"

I covered my canvas with a layer of tissue paper, then used various mists to get the different colours in the mood board. I used a combination of Tattered Angels and Ranger.

All the laces, flowers and the majority of the trinkets were included in in my DT pack and are available in the Zeus and Zoe Etsy store. The key and key hole are Tim Holtz and there are some Prima (Finnabair) Mechanicals cogs.

After I added all my trinkets, lace, chip board, flowers, mesh and other embellishments I used Luminarte Twinkling H20's  to paint them. I finished the canvas off with a layer of Gel Medium.

I hope you like my canvas and remember "Always Be Different". It now takes pride of place on my daughter's lounge room wall in Scotland.  I will be back on October 31st when I will be sharing a spooktacular blast from my past. 

Jen xxx


Marivic Clifton said...

Jen..This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the texture! I agree! Always be different..stand out..but always be yourself..

Thank you!

Mona Pendleton said...

Stunning project!