Friday, October 21, 2011

Adventures in Canvas Part 2, Little Yellow Bicycle, and a Give Away

 I'm super excited to be bringing you what I created for Little Yellow Bicycle's Cycling Team (sort of like a guest designer light spot). It's been an awesome opportunity being able to create with all this LYB goodness. The above framed art is a trio that I created from Little Yellow Bicycle's Get Your Game On and three 8 x 10 shadow box style frames. You can check out a little more about what I learned about working with LYB Colorable Canvas In My Adventures in Canvas Part 1. 
I used Copic Markers to color the canvases, and then sponged on a very light shade of alcohol ink to add a bit of age to the canvases. I especially concentrated on the edges of the canvas and the figures of the players. If you're not terribly artistic when it comes to things like coloring and shading (and I'm one of those people who's not), have no fear: there is a pre-printed shading on the canvases already. I just followed where the players were already shaded and enhanced it a bit.

It's really easy to attach things to the canvases, and it's a fun way to add depth, interest, and a change of texture to the piece. Here, the baseball is a Game On chipboard piece that I attached with a Glue Dot® right on top of a baseball that was printed on the canvas.

I matted the 5" x 7" Canvas Colorables on an 8" x 10" piece of matching Game On patterned paper. 



I added stickers and chipboard pieces not only to the canvas and patterned paper, but also to the frame and glass.

These have been hanging on my son's bedroom wall for about 3 weeks now, and he absolutely loves them, and I love that I was able to make something for him.

If you've made it to the end of this really long post, you deserve a prize! If you'd like the chance to play around with some Game On paper, Canvas Colorables, and accessories just leave me a comment on this post and you'll be entered to win. I'll draw a random winner and post it on my blog next Friday.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Frame - 3 - 8 x 10 shadowbox style frames
Canvases - Little Yellow Bicycle Get Your Game On (Football, Baseball, Basketball)
Paper - LYB Game On (Football Collage, Baseball Collage, Basketball Collage)
Accessories - LYB Game On (Stickers Favorite Pieces (Basketball, Baseball, Football), Chipboard Shapes, Mini Banners (football)), Copic Markers
Tools - Sponge Daubers

4 comments:

Kelly Sas said...

Wow is about all I can say!!! These are awesome. I am inspired to give something like this a try - never knew what to do with canvas or how to color it.

Evonne said...

These are really cool. They would make nice wall decorations in a boy's bedroom

Creative Designs by Della said...

These are great!!

Creative Designs by Della said...

These are great!!