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Thursday, December 10, 2015

Embellishments


I've started painting the edges of my canvases and adding embellishments to enhance to the pieces. Making sure the embellishments are firmly attached to the canvas was a process. At first I tried using a hot glue gun, but the pieces popped right off. So I've experimented with various glues until I found the right combination. The embellishments are metal, so I attach a small bit of paper to the back to help the glue attach to the canvas.




Monday, October 19, 2015

Embellishments


On my western themed pieces I've started using silver or copper conchos to enhance the stencil images. The idea occured to me and I thought it would either look really good or really bad...so I ordered a few conchos to test the idea out.