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Friday, 23 April 2010

Large Gate

Hi, it's Kaz again and I've been playing with the larger of the 2 Gates that are available. Yet again I have put it through the mill as my first idea didn't work out how I'd like it! Originally, I gessoed it and use Distress Inks, but wasn't happy with it, so I painted it a couple of times with gesso to tone the colour down before I used Crackle Paint over it. I've inked DI into the cracks and edged all the pieces with ink before assembling it.

I've used the gate on an 8 x 8 inch canvas and have cut a small piece off the bottom of the uprights. To get the diagonal to fit, I then had to cut a piece off at an angle. I used a scalpel and found the chipboard very easy to trim and the edges stayed perfect, so go ahead and chop bits if you need to.

I also used the smaller of the 2 Cartoon Birds to sit on it and have used acrylic paint on her/him and doodled and added a gem for the eye.

The canvas is painted and stamped and the flowers are layers of die cut mulberry paper.

Kaz xx


Angelnorth said...

The gate looks fantastic, love the little bird perched on the top!

Carol said...

wow what a fab canvas - loving the bird and the gate looks great too..xx

Karen said...

Awe this is have done a great job Kaz XXX

Di said...

Gosh, this is gorgeous Kaz, I love it. Fabulous colours too xx

tracy said...

how tweet is that :) i love the flowers :)

Janice said...

Lovely gate, I'd like to open it and wander into the garden beyond.

Ruth said...

Such beautiful colours no wonder the bird is so happy!!

ps: Awesome gate too!!

Sharon said...

This is beautiful! I love the whole effect and one of my favourite colour combos!