Monday, April 8, 2013

Fairy Series - Forest Fairy

This is my first try at an altered art piece - a reverse canvas. For years I have been collecting fairy cards - with the intent of framing them and hanging them as art in my house. Then I decided I should scrap them, and there they have sat....for  years. This particular picture is actually an envelope that went with one of the cards I found..... I couldn't not use this as well....  My hopes are to create a series of altered art pieces or scrap pages - hence the title Fairy Series

I started by prepping the back of the canvas with gesso, then I painted it with a combo of brown paint, antique gold mica and gel medium to give it a little texture.I painted the inside with a cream color. The flowers are all prima, the glitter butterflies are Martha Stewart and the moss is from Michaels. I am pretty happy with the result! I have this hung above my "mantle" in the living room.

Thanks for taking a peek!

xoxo Amanda

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