Friday, January 18, 2013

"Canvas of Me" Tutorial: Part 2 for Swirydoos

So,  I've been a great time trying to complete my Canvas of Me.  I think I have it all planned out, and here is the second canvas panel that I did: 

I like to think of myself as a positive person, or at least I try to be optimistic about things. I get in negative ruts sometimes, but I am hopeful that good things will always happen, and I wanted to convey this on my canvas because I think it's central to who I am and how I am able to get through the day, so I came up with the statement: "I have dreams." Once I had this phrase as a starting point, the canvas came very easy to me: I wanted a dreamy-like background, so I used blue media and made layers. You can see exactly how I did it on this video:

I love this resin mask, and it just fits with the dreamy idea, along with the gears.

So. it's pretty simple, and I can't wait to finish this up!

Thanks for looking!


L. Akins said...

I'm loving this Rae! Love the every detail!

Paulien van den Bosch said...

Love. love. LOVE this one too!!
I can not wait to see the complete project. I bet it will be marvelous!!!!!

Monica said...

This is awesomeeeeeeeee very inspiring!!!!!!!!!