Friday, 31 July 2009



Having got up at 6am. to get John off to hospital for his chemo., I was determined to have a crafty day. An article in a magazine gave me the inspiration to make this canvas. I wanted a castle theme, but not dark, so went for the blues, pinks and bronze. I moulded the parts using a pastry cutter, and patterned them with various stamps and moulding plates. Before putting them in the oven to harden, I used mica powders to colour. Sponged the canvas with gold acrylic paint, added beads and flakes. A bronze 'Metallics' pen round the edge finishes it off nicely - well, that's what I think! Tim Holtz grunge board key and hinges locked the whole thing up !

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

fantastic, Sparkles - you is so clever! Sharon/smudge xx

Crafty Critter said...

It's fantastic, i love it. Good luck to Mr S and a (((hug))) too xxx Gail

Agnes the Red said...

Yay...found your blog at last and have added to my fav list so will be keeping an eye on ya! Great work as I've said on your other galleries. The bird house is sooo cute but I like the balanced cubes the best. Great work!

Anonymous said...

Cool stuff Sparkles. Debs H

Nicks said...

when can i come and collect? surely this is destined for my wall??


This is an ATC which means an Artists Trading Card where people from all over swap these little cards. They measure 2 1/2ins by 3 1/2 ins and they cannot be bought.