Sunday, January 27, 2008

Tiny Canvas

Check out this tiny little canvas! It is 2 x3 inches! It is my first mixed media canvas so I thought I would start small …lol. Actually I just received a tiny 2 x 2 inch canvas from one of my groups and when I saw these in the art store the other day I thought I should have a little practice before I do the one I am to send in.
I have had several ask “how did I do that” so here is how that was done … LOL

First I painted it with black gesso and then the next day I painted it with one step crackle. It did not crackle though. Maybe I did not wait long enough, I can be inpatient at times :)) I had never used that stuff before so I must have done it wrong …anyway…I did not like the glossy sheen it gave so I painted it with sparkle glaze. Once that was dry I put glue on the area I wanted sky and used two colors of blue embossing powder and embossed it. Then I glued on some Judikins Spring Meadow speckles for the hillside. Then I cut out the lady from one of my photo art sheets and glued her on. The little glass circle over her face is a test cut from our circle cutter. We just got the new bits in to cut them and they will be available at Inka Stamps eventually. I hot glued the circle on and sprinkled it with foil flakes. When it was cooled, I brushed off the excess flakes and glued on the star and saying. Then I added some gold texture paint to the bottom edge and called it done.

49 comments:

MrsL said...

When I grow up I want to be Inka!! This is fabulous art in miniature!
Stephanie

Michelle said...

Your tiny canvas is gorgeous. Tiny is sometimes just perfect.

Anita said...

I love your tiny canvas! I agree with Michelle - sometimes just is just right! Thanks for the blog candy!

http://www.wowprincess.com/anita/

Jan Scholl said...

that ATC is very pretty. I need to make some soon-I have a freind who sends me some all the time. I just get sidetracked making card.

Laura said...

Oh, Inka, the canvas is beautiful! I also love your 3 atc's in the last post. Great work!

Lexy said...

Wow! That is SO small! Tres cool too. I can't believe it's your 1st!
I see something iridescent shiny it looks like. What is that?

Aileen said...

What a fun piece Inka! Beautiful job!
Aileen
otm@outsidethemargins.com
http://aileensmusings.blogspot.com/

SC-The Artful Mama said...

What a great little collage!! Awesome work!!! Thanks for the great "giveaways"!!!!
xoxoxoxo
Susan Chong
beegsmachine@yahoo.com

Dawn said...

For a 1st canvas you have excelled - I can just see you getting stuck into bigger ones now, it is divine x

Linda SS said...

I don't think there is anything that you can't do. Great work, as always.

Cindy said...

What beautiful work! Your first canvas is absolutely stunning. I'd have never thought it was your first if you hadn't told us. Congratulations!

Cathy M said...

You always have the sweetest candy to share. Wow your tiny canvas is beautiful. You are so talented and inspiring. Count me in on this sweet candy. Thanks for a chance.
cmeyers@hughes.net

Linda Peterson said...

You are so talented!! The canvas is absolutely beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Linda Peterson
craftylin1968@aol.com

BABabcock53 said...

Wow, Inka, your canvas is gorgeous! Can't believe it's your first! TFS

Beth
BABabcock53@aol.com

Nina said...

Beautiful - I've really been enjoying your blog.

Nina Perrin
http://purplefaeriepc.blogspot.com

Mikesgal said...

Beautiful! How did you do that?

Claudia's Irish Eyes said...

That little picture is so pretty.
Claudia
scfranson@charter.net

Debby said...

Very Beautiful! I think you must give us a tutorial on how you made this.

Debby

Sunnymommie said...

cute tiny canvas!!!!

I love your art works!!! these are beautiful!!

Danielle said...

It's just wonderful!

Linda Cain said...

Don't you love those little canvases? Beautiful!
Linda

Angel said...

What a lovely mini!!! Thanks for the chance!

di said...

Great job on this minature canvas - I saw some small canvases at the local art supply store but was not sure how to use them - you have definitely inspired me to try some.

Bobbie said...

Inka, Your canvas is gorgeous! I am sure it took you a very long time to complete your lovely tiny artwork. I love reading your tutorials. You are a vary sharing person.
Regards,
Bobbie
www.bobbieshatsoff.com

Joanie said...

I belong to Belinda's group but resisted the call of the tiny canvas, maybe I should reconsider...
Great job!
Happy Monday,
Joanie

dasimonds said...

This is so beautiful!..
I love the ATC's...this is so nicely done...so talented!
Thanks for a chance to WIN your blog candy.

Dee

morningDove said...

Inka you do amazing work. I've heard several comment on using black gesso, guess I will have to try it. Gorgeous teeny-tiny collage.

Annelies said...

Great mini canvas! Although I don't think this would be something for me. I'm a too impatient for detailed work.

bockel24 said...

Love everything medieval - this one is beautiful!

kam said...

You have again inpsired me to do more ----

Love your blog

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd said...

This is grest! I just did my first canvas work this past weekend with a "local" (well, 100 miles away) group I finally found - my first live meeting with other artista! I was really intimidatd to start, but gained confidence as I worked. I plan on doing more mixed media canvas work soon, and would love to win your practice piece - it looks gorgeous! And the stamps would help my small collection, too! *LOL*

Cyndi - Dreams Unltd
dreamsunltd@equestrimin.com

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is so great. I love the tiny canvas.
Priscilla

Chiara said...

Wonderful blog candy!!!
I love it!

Thanks for the chance!

Chiara

Marrianna said...

This little collage on canvas is wonderful. Great job. I, too, got the 2x2" canvas from Belinda and am still deciding how to proceed. Thank you for sharing.
Satena@yahoo.com
Marrianna

Altered Route said...

Sweet!
I just got the 2x2 in the mail today...teeny tiny that's for sure!
Love how yours turned out!
Connie

Mary Catherine Dabrowski said...

A piece of miniature art and stamps too! A great prize to win.

susanwood said...

great little canvas...looks like alot of work..thanks for the chance at your candy..

Wanda H said...

Beautiful litle canvas!!!

cwhentge@grm.net

Minna said...

Gorgeous!

Linda said...

Inka the tiny canvas is just wonderful! You always have the best giveaways!

Linda
Freeman5262@gmail.com

stamp and scrape said...

I love the Southern Hemisphere stamp up for offer today. Thanks for the offer.
Ros

dejavucreations said...

I love trying new techniques so have enjoyed reading your blog. Thanks for sharing. Jan

Paola said...

You did very well. I like and admire how you started off small.
Thanks for sharing your technique.
Paola
paolanorman@hotmail.com

Cheryl KVD said...

Everything is beautiful, like always!
Thanks, Inka!!
Cheryl KVD

Amie said...

Entering! Thanks for the chance!
amie
amiedanny@msn.com

Jo Anne O. said...

Love the little canvas! I also appreciate that you took the time to tell us how you did it!!

Thank you for continuing to inspire us all!

The Tattered Rose said...

I love the medieval stamp! Please give me a chance to win your blog candy! Trish G.

kermetta3167 said...

i love your blog its the best maybe this time i can win

Deana said...

I thought I signed in for this one!! Opps!! Come visit my blog give away for One world, One heart.

Deana
http://justdeesarts/blogspot.com/