This is my entry to Mixed Media Monday’s monthly challenge… A tiny altered canvas/shrine:


The canvas measures 7cm x 7cm – just under 3″ square!

I love texture… don’t you? I painted the canvas and then glued torn pieces of napkins to the edges. I’m too impatient to wait for that to dry so I started gathering “stuff” to fill the void meantime…

Not sure if you can see it, but there’s lace behind the image and more metal flowers under all those beads! The torso on the left hand side is a clay piece that I made a couple of years ago when I was experimenting with air-dried clay and rubber stamps/making beads, etc.

The image is a bottlecap “Round” from Ten Two Studios, on top of which I have stuck a glass pebble. There are buttons, a mini peg and a link from an old watch strap around the frame, and a grungey flower with a pearl centre. The whole thing was sponged gently with black and copper acrylic paint to give an aged and “mucky” effect, whilst still allowing the colour to show through! The easel was also painted to show the shrine to advantage.

I enjoyed making this and have another 7 mini-canvasses left. There might be a series coming – who knows?! 😉

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  1. Rosie your canvas is so beautiful, love the different layers and all the things on it.

  2. This is absolutely AMAZING, Rosie! The whole composition is unbelievable: the colors, textures, images…I love it!

  3. Its gorgeous, so much to see.

  4. lottie

     /  October 23, 2010

    My goodness – what a stunning piece – you have put so much work into this – its amazing

  5. lovely piece Rosie. thank you for taking part…. I love the idea of turning the canvas around and utilising the space in the back

  6. Great piece – love the embellishments.

  7. I love your shrine Rosie. Gorgeous colors and textures.

  8. Beautiful canvas… I must try this! I really loved how yours turned out 🙂

  9. Love the texture and the exciting colors to this canvas, Rosie. Turned out gorgeous. I bet it was lots of fun to make.

  10. Diane

     /  October 30, 2010

    Rosie – this is stunning! Love what you have done with this! Diane


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