Friday, January 14, 2011

Reverse Canvas Hanging

Quite a few months ago, probably even last year, I came across a video on YouTube by an Austrailina artist who used the reverse side of a canvas for her mixed media art.  I remember it was metallic blues and greens and had such a wimsical feel to it.  I was in awe!  I think that was the video that got me into all these other forms of paper crafting, and using different materials and mediums to create with.  I wish I would have wrote her name down so I could give credit where credit is due.  I have seen other artist on YouTube since doing similar projects.

I finally broke down and used my Graphic45 Steampunk paper that I have been hoarding!  It is so gorgeous I was afraid to use it!!

 I used flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and my homemade glimmer sprays.  The pin is from Karen Foster.  Pretty much all the metal used is Tim Holtz and I used gold Rub 'n' Buff on all pieces to give that great aged look!

I used an adage tag in the bookplate and attached a chain from one side to the key...and from the other side, it drops down to the keyhole on the bottom left corner.

Image cut from the paper pack.  The wings are from a T.H. stamp

 Thanks for looking!


  1. This is absolutely stunning.
    Neat idea.
    I too have this paper, and other Graphic 45 papers that I am scared to cut up.
    So I started with my Tim Holtz paper :)

  2. I was going to say stunning, but the CC beat me to it. So I will say breathtaking. And if it's this beautiful in photos, it must be 100 times better in person. I hope you continue to show us your art!

  3. lol Tracy...i am afraid to cut up my Tim Holtz par too..... I have a serious problem....(I wonder if there is a support group I can go to?)