Abandoned Art – the first canvas is ready!

So, you’ve seen the little canvases that I prepared ready for some  pieces of art that I intend to abandon as part of the Art Abandonment Facebook group. This month’s giving tree challenge is to adorn a tree with pieces of art that people can take as a gift. Fab idea isn’t it? Well, it certainly appeals to me. I’m hoping to do the deed at the weekend and that the current wet weather will mean less passing people in the wood so that secrecy is maintained.

I talk about canvas as if I’m a real deal artist but, rather than break into any of my crafty stash (heaven forbid you use stuff – it’s just for looking at and touching, right?), I painted some grey chipboard (grayboard?) with cheap white acrylic paint (playgroup type stuff) and PVA glue. No idea why I decided to mix in the glue, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Then I just messed about with Tim Holtz distress inks and stains, fingers and a bit of bubble wrap. The bee is stamped with black Stazon and hint of clear glitter glue smeared on the wings.

I quite like how it turned out – sort of what I planned in my head, which doesn’t always happen. Posting this pic on here is quite a big deal for me, but if you feel inclined to leave a comment I can take it.

All ready to bee (sorry!) abandoned.


Abandoned Art – the first canvas is ready! — 4 Comments

  1. Hi Mrs B,

    Please let me know where and when you will be ‘abandoning these lovely pieces of art? 🙂 A little bird may have told me that it could be this weekend in Endcliffe Woods!! I may be taking a dog walk there so that I can see them….Are we able to help ourselves to them when youve gone? lol

    • Hi Rachel

      I’m hoping Saturday and if not definitely Sunday as a walk in the woods will probably earn me a piece of cake courtesy of the little bird! Undecided as to whether Ecclesall Woods or Whirlow (probably Ecclesall) and I will leave a clue in the blogpost! You are welcome to just help yourself. Really appreciate your interest – I loved your sister’s blog and she’s had so many hits!!
      Mrs Beez

  2. I love the idea of abandoning your lovely canvases in the woods. Please do it on Saturday….lol! I can’t make Sunday. Take a look for blog challenges and get involved, it will get you more followers. I will be back x

    • Thanks Joanne – I thought your blog was brilliant and your quilting is amazing. I have invested in a sewing machine though but it’s still in its box! Thanks for the tip about the blog challenges. Now I’m nearly done with the Giving Tree project I’m going to start with Brag Monday at the Graphics Fairy and then abandon whatever I have made – I just need to keep going.:)

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