Friday 25 September 2015

Slashed canvas and sunshine

I had a fun crafty Sunday at the Craft Barn a couple of weeks ago. Darcy of PaperArtsy ran the workshop and we were kept busy for the whole day with lots of lovely techniques to add to our slashed canvas we made.
First we made decorated the inside as this would be the outside part of our canvas once it was slashed. We used fresco paints for everything.
We made an inside panel ready for our little garden scene.

Then we decorated the outside and left it to dry for the lunch break.

 Drying off at lunch time, the lull before the storm.....

Darcy is a great teacher and a very sweet person. She bought lots of samples of her work to show too including her fab new Christmas stamps
After lunch it was non stop until we looked up at the clock and it was 4 o'clock. My Hb was kind enough to drive me and pick me up as I am still not able to drive but my wrist is getting much better.

and then the finishing including slashing the canvas.
and lots of fussy cutting

I finished mine off at home and added a couple of my own tweaks...below is my finished slashed canvas which has pride of place in the dining room up next to the the bloom and grow canvas I made with Brenda earlier this year.

and a couple of close ups.

I would like to enter my canvas into the following challenges;

The Artistic Stamper things with wings
Pixie's snippets playground 195  I used snippets of book pages for my little punched daisies and tulips.
The Mirror Crack'd tic tac toc/art shrine I have chose the right vertical line; 3d or 2d, canvas, textures
Simon says stamp Wednesday no designer paper

If Mr Blogger behaved this is actually a scheduled post and I am a long way away at the moment...................................
enjoying some Mythos and watching the sun set with my beloved Hb on holiday............................................there is a little interest access so I am going to try a crafting with a view post in the next few days.  Fingers crossed I can post it. 

Sending sunshine.....................and some peace and quiet
Jane x


  1. Wow, I would have never thought of painting a canvas and then slashing it! But the effect is like a shadow box and is really amazing! Enjoy your vacay. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. A very creative idea....I love your colourful slashed canvas design! Hope you and your hb have a wonderful holiday, Jane!
    Helen xox

  3. I wasn't sure what to expect Jane as slashing a canvas sounds a bit brutal but I should have known better, what an amazing result! It really is a lovely effect, your colours are gorgoeus and I love that little hanging birdcage!
    Enjoy your hols and all that beautiful sunshine,
    V x

  4. Double WOW from me Jane - what an amazing result! I couldn't see where this was going until I saw the finished slashed canvas - stunning!!

    Have a fabulous holiday!


    Di xxj

  5. I'm so envious! Enjoy your holiday! The slashed canvas idea is very cool--my students would enjoy that project!
    Jane T

  6. So very envious of everything! The canvas is awesome and I'm so not surprised Miss Pixie loved it. Then you got to go to the Craft Barn, you had a lesson with Darcy, used Fresco Paints, made this beautiful piece and you got to go on holiday too!!! So jealous lol! It's beautiful, awesome and oh so gorgeous! Once I get up to date with my creations and commitments I would love to try this! Your gorgeous canvas is what makes me happy when I see art! Karen x

  7. Looks like a fab workshop, would never have thought to slash a canvas and not sure I would be brave enough LOL. Yours is a great piece of art.

  8. You know I always enjoy seeing what you've been making, but I am especially charmed by Daisy's creations. Good Grandma to share with her your love of crafting. May you both enjoy many happy crafts together in the future. I hope you're having a wonderful vacation!

  9. Hi Jane, What a fabulous work studio and the results of your canvas is so clever and pretty! I hope you have a lovely holiday in the sun with your Hb. Enjoy, xoRobin

  10. Oh Poot!!!! I love your slashed canvas and am pouting like crazy because I could not be there. On top of that it would appear that you are on a Greek island - enjoy it for me Sugar. I am definitely going to try that canvas idea!!!!!
    Sandy xx

  11. Hello Jane,

    What a lovely piece of art you've created! Just as sunny and happy as your days are now - enjoy your holidays&sunshine!

    Happy last days of September!


  12. Hi Jane, this is a super canvas and a great technique. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

  13. Hello Jane!
    I hope you're having a wonderful time basking in the sun ;)
    I love your canvas! It is so you with that touch of whimsiness!!
    Thank You for sharing all the pictures. It's very interesting!!

  14. oh wow! what an amazing project :) thank you for joining us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge


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