Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sisterhood of Traveling Canvases

I started a new adventure with a canvas swap.
The first canvas I received was from Heather, one of the other team leaders. 

All canvases were to be labeled with the owners name and the people who contributed to the finished piece.

Below are pictures of the four canvases I started and sent on their crafty journey. 


Colorbloom Spray

Paint with stencil

Color wash spray and clear gel over stencil

Here is the canvas I was to work on. 
Each canvas has a log that travels with it so the next participant will know what products were used.

So this is what I did before sending canvas one on its journey. I stenciled the background with several stencil images , paint and gesso. This post is lengthy so please bear with me. We will have a big review some time this summer and everyone in the group will share. 

The second canvas has another layer on it to start. Here is the canvas before and after. these were mailed out March 30th and have another layer before going to their new homes.

And here is the final canvas rotation. This can be tricky because two other people have already put their hands on this canvas. I am just to add the finishing touches. 

So, April 20th the canvas created by my sisters for me arrived. It is absolutely stunning and I will treasure it.
And then, May 4th, the second canvas arrived from Canada. Another treasure from my sisters. 

Thanks for stopping by to see what the sisterhood of traveling canvases is all about.


Nanette Church said...

I love how they all emerged their iwn personality. This was a fun journey. I am so glad to have you be a part of it!

Artfully said...

I love seeing this! Thank you for posting.

VickiRossArt said...

Wow! How cool! I'd have to study them forever to get nerve to follow someone else...

Shel C said...

This sisterhood project was SO FUN! I love seeing the photos of how they all turned out. I wish I had thought to take photos of the ones I worked on..DUH lol