I do, however, need to finish things up on my desk and starting getting all my swaps in the mail! Boy, I need to get it into gear! LOLOL Never fear my swap pals, I will not let you down!! LOLOL
Last week, I showed some pix of my messy desk and one of my wonderful online friends made a comment about a canvas I had on my wall that she didn't remember ever seeing! I am sure I posted it at some point and time because I wouldn't have ever done ALL that work and not wanted to share it, you crafty guys know what I'm talking about!! But it may have been on Google+ and not my blog, so today I will share this canvas as a part of Throw Back Thursday! :)
I will try to remember how this canvas came to fruition, but my brain doesn't always operate with a full load! LOLOL This one's for you Zsuzsa! :) I'm pretty sure I began by collaging book pages here and there along with some scrapbook paper with Mod Podge. I then did a wash of gesso over top. From there I just pulled out my acrylics in various teals, blues and yellows, to match some of the emphemera I picked out to use on the canvas, and smooshed around with my fingers! I love using fingers to apply paint. There is something gratifying about it? Maybe it allows me to really take ownership of it? Remember the part about my brain not operating with a full load! LOLOLOL
I then simply pulled some of my background stamps out of my stash and stamped around here and there with Archival black ink. The two birds were emphemera I had in my stash that were black and white and I simply pulled out my Gelatos and applied the color with a paint brush. The other bird was a stamp I had in my stash that I stamped on some scrap paper and distressed with Distress Inks.
I found some other emphemera that I had that were a vintage postcard look with birds on them and then the other piece that had the bird eggs on them. So I Mod Podged all down along with some cute little flowers I had and a twig I had found in the yard for the one bird to perch on. I added my saying that I had stamped on some card stock and then, as always used my Faber Castell Big Brush Pens in various colors to do some shading.
I really enjoyed doing this canvas when I did it because I thoroughly believe we should sing aloud EVERY day!! You should have a passion if for nothing else, LIFE!! We should always have a song in our heart even in the bad times! Why? Because God tells us "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope!" Jeremiah 29:11 That is an amazing promise for believers! I walk with hope knowing that I not only have a future, but an ETERNAL future! If that doesn't put a song in your heart, I don't know what would!!!I pray you all have a fabulous day with a mighty song in your heart!