Today I am sharing a fun canvas I made for Christmas. Living in the Southwest we don’t really get a true winter. We get more of a spring and summer. Keeping that in mind I created this canvas:
The family and I took one last vacation of the summer to Santa Monica California over the Labor Day weekend. One of the things we enjoyed doing the most was collecting sea shells. My very favorite were the little ones that reminded me of butterflies. I knew I wanted to create something with them when I got home so I came up with this:
I used several different metallic paints on the tails as well as a little glitter glue on the tails. The last thing I had left to find were the shells and I found those on the beaches of Santa Monica.
I started off with just a black and white image on canvas. I knew that I wanted to keep it simple.
So, I cut out sections and laid left over Rinea Foiled Paper on the back of the cut out sections so they popped through the front.
I outlines a few spots and added punched flowers to finish it off.
I have never been into skeletons or skulls until recently. I live in the southwest part of the US. Day of the Dead (November) is a big deal here. Sugar skulls in general can be found pretty much all through out the year and are displayed all the time in cantinas and Mexican food restaurants (my favorite!). Needless to say, after living here for 20 years I have grown quite fond of them. When Lisa Kettell created beautiful clay sugar skulls I knew I had to have them. I created this canvas with one of them along with digital art from my favorite shop, Calico Collage . This is the first project I made with these gorgeous fun pieces. I have something else planned for the others!