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.