Canvas Layout

This canvas layout simply came together when I finally decided to work on it. I took this picture of my daughter last summer and ordered some copies. However it came through as a very odd size and I did not want to crop the photo either. I had a canvas in my stash which was the perfect size for the photo and I decided to use it for this layout. The canvas was actually a gessoed over canvas print which had gone wrong. The canvas print did not look so great and I decided to repurpose it. After the gesso had dried up, i decided to use a Prima Marketing doily stencil to provide the perfect backdrop for this favourite photo of mine. Then I used some Indian ink to add a further layer of texture. I distressed the photo slightly with vintage photo distress ink by Tim Holtz. I even distressed the entire canvas paying special attention to the edges to get a vintage look. Then I arranged the photo and the embellishments in this layout. After some fiddling and tweaking, I ended up with this arrangement which I am rather pleased with. It gives room for the photo to be the center piece and complements it with a story line. Here is how it turned out.By the way the beautiful picture of my daughter is taken by my Apple iPad Air which I also use for most of my blogging work these days. Link here:Apple iPad Air MD785LL/A (16GB, Wi-FI, Black with Space Gray)



Another angle of the canvas


Some of the details


Splash of Indian ink adding another layer


Riverts and embellishments


Layered details on bottom right


Rusted detail on the cog wheel


Closeup details on bottom left


Tim Holtz film strip, die-cuts from Tim Holtz dies


Details on the left hand side.


Another look at the canvas

I am pleased with how the photo and all the other elements came together so well. I really enjoyed working on it. I will be uploading a tutorial on my Youtube channel called Primadonnacrafts and do check it out if you are interested. Have a great week-end.
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