Thursday, August 27, 2015

Loving Life with Mixed Media!


Hello Everyone!

It's Denise here today and I am sharing a mixed media project, an altered book canvas - Loving Life.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

I took an old book, which I opened up and then adhered to the canvas.  I then used lots of gesso and covered the book and canvas, to keep it all nicely in place. I did not gesso over all the writing as I wanted some of it to show through.  I then added lots of ink and stamping to give it an aged and French Country look.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

Here you can get an idea of how the gesso keeps the pages nicely in place and here's also a look at the quote on this book - "I have found that if you love life, life will love you back".

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

The 3 pink flowers I actually made.  The large pink one was made from layers of BoBunny petals and the 2 smaller ones, I layered die-cut flowers from patterned papers.  These layers were then spritzed with water, scrunched up and allowed to dry.  Once dried, they were carefully unfolded and opened.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

I used a gorgeous heart laser chipboard and also did lots of fussy cutting for the various elements and layering.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

I am absolutely in love with this Provence Collection and I absolutely love the French Country look.

I have lots of dreams and plans to convert my kitchen and dining room into French Country styling and this little piece has certainly fueled my energies to get going with it.

This "Loving Life" will certainly have it's place in my "little piece of French Heaven"!

Have a super day!

Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Provence, Cupboards, Elegance, French Quarter, My Secret Garden, Porcelain/ Provence
Jewels: Double Dot Mocha
Chipboard: Provence
Stamps: Wall to Wall Textures
Blossoms: Wildberry Daisy
Petals: The Avenues, Little Miss
Laser Cut Chipboard: Hearts

5 comments:

  1. This canvas is awesome Denise. I have never seen a book mounted onto a canvas and it looks gorgeous. Love the flower cluster and the quote.

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