Sunday, June 27, 2010

Resin Canvas

I've had a lot of fun this weekend experimenting with a technique that I have found on Linda Baldocks blog - 'Ecclectic Visions of an Altered Journey'. Linda came to Perth in May and I was too slow to book in to one of her workshops, held at Scraptivate in Joondanna. Linda paints on the reverse side of the canvas and then arranges different objects on the inner part of the canvas which becomes a reservoir for the resin.

'MoonFlower' was my first attempt at this technique. While this is a very stereopypical design, I was more interested in the process rather than the final product. I was lucky to find some very small iridescent stars which I have scattered over the background which really 'twinkle' in the changing light. I will also add something to the border later on. At this point in time, I've looked at this project long enough and need a break to come back at it with fresh ideas at a later date

More ATC's

I had a lot of fun with this ATC 'Peep'.
I have used a scrunched tissue background sprayed with Graphite Glimmer Mist, grunge paper through the Cuttlebug to create a 'wooden' look and coloured the stamp, (from Cherry Pie)so that the 'voyeur' seems to be looking back at the observer.

For Biblical, I have used Ranger Distress crackle paint in 'Dried Marigold'on black cardstock. Once this has dried, I have scraped off some of the paint to distress it further. The effect at the top is Tyvek film. This product comes in three weights; heavy, medium and light. A verstaile product, it can be stitched, painted, inked etc, before you rub over it with an iron to get it to shrink and bubble. I have used pearlescent liquid acrylic paints to colour the film first, before ironing it between two sheets of baking paper. Varying the pressure of the iron, determines the size of the bubbles in the end product.

Until next time .........................Happy Crafting!!


  1. It all looks wonderful Sonia xx

  2. Sonia, your art is wonderful I wait inanticpation for further work:) Leeanne Kerr