Saturday, March 30, 2013

Magazine Canvas Painting...

It's been a few days since I posted. I wish I could say I've been super busy in the studio but that's not the case...just busy with other things...life!

Today I did get to spend some time painting. I recently watched a video showing how to make a canvas out of magazine pages. This is where I saw it. I think Lee had it on her blog and I found it through her.

Anyway, I made myself a canvas out of some book pages I took out while making an art journal. I usually remove every third or fourth page and I keep the excess pages. You never know when they might come in handy! This is the magazine canvas I painted...


She's okay. I like her hair best. She has a pouty look which I wasn't going for but she's who showed up.


And this is what the back looks like...


It was fun and easy to do and I'm sure I'll be doing it again even though I have a stack of canvases on my shelf.

Another project I started today...

I printed out several pieces of my art and I have plans for them. I'll share as I go along. I wish printer ink wasn't so expensive. I'd print more of my art if I could afford to do it.
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Tomorrow is HB's 65th birthday! Not sure what we're doing...it's his day to do whatever he wants. I think it might involve something outdoors. Happy Easter to everyone who celebrates it.

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  1. What a clever idea to make canvasses from magazines. Great recycling tip too! Lovely art, as always, Janet...your art print-outs look fantastic! I hope HB has a wonderful birthday. A Happy Easter to you both. xx

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    1. Thanks, Serena...and yes, HB had a good birthday. I pampered him.

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  2. Happy Birthday to HB. I'm with you on the expense of printer ink. I've been printing out some of my favorite photos ... very slowly! Love the idea of making canvas from magazines. Great recycling.

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    1. I would print so much more if the ink wasn't so expensive.

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  3. Good idea and lovely girl. And, what a great pile of girls you have there. Can't wait to see what you're up to. Happy Birthday to HB, best wishes for the day.
    Enjoy the rest of Easter you too.

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    1. Thanks, Laila...Easter/HB's birthday was very good.

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  4. I like the idea of the magazine canvas. Always more fun to turn something into something else...rather than just go buy it already made. It sure is costly to print at home isn't it? I like having color copies made, I think it's cheaper but only if you find a good sale.

    Enjoy your Easter Sunday, and Happy Birthday to HB.

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    1. I always like to use "trash" to make something useful.

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  5. HB to HB. ;) I agree about the price of printer ink. It's almost just as cheap or even cheaper to get things printed at Sir Speedy. Nice work, girl!!

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    1. HB to HB...that made me laugh!

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  6. Happy easter to you to Janet, and a happy bd to dh too! I know what you mean about printer ink, its hellish expensive here too!

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    1. I wish I could figure out how to make my own printer ink! That would be great!

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  7. Love your girl, and wow you did print a lot, you know I send my stuff to staples online and get it printed, really cheap that way and then go pick it up printer is out of this world expensive, so that's why I use staples, and happy birthday to the hubby are you making a cake, its a pretty special birhday

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    1. No cake...HB doesn't want the calories.

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  8. Happy Easter Janet and a Happy Birthday to HB. Such a great idea using magazine paper as canvas. Love the effect of the pattern coming through her hair. Am looking forward to seeing what you do with you colourful girlies.

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  9. I like all the patterns you can see in the magazine page piece, plus I have a thing for odd-colored hair, it says art to me. Love seeing all those sweet Janet faces in print.

    Happy Birthday HB! Hope you have a lovely Easter!

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    1. I like odd colored hair, too!

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  10. I like the patterns and her "pouty" face. All your faces layed out in that one photo are great. I also love the painting in your last post too. Have a nice Easter Janet.

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  11. Love the hair too!! She turned out lovely. You can go to staples and have your art printed out pretty cheap...take them a cd of what you want. I know it's a bit more of a hassle...but then you can have as many as you need... I look forward to see what you will do with them!!

    My ex turned 60 the same day you posted this. Beardos moms birthday is april 1!!! Happy sixty-fifth to HB!!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Lots of birthdays at this time of year. Thanks for the tip about Staples. I'll check it out.

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  12. Happy Easter and Happy Birthday to hb. I love that you are recycling magazine pages. Your art should be sold on greeting cards. Then you'd make tons of money for ink.
    LOVE
    gma

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    1. If only I could do that! I'd love to make greeting cards with my art.

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  13. Looks like lots of fun art going on at your place. Printing out your own work, that is super. Looking forward to see what you do with them.

    Kate

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    1. Yes, Kate...lots of fun!

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  14. Love this collage, what a bright and cheery woman with flowing hair. All your other pieces all together are great to see. What a colorful group of people. xox

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    1. I like using lots of color!

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  15. I love it how you said "She's who showed up." That is so spot on! And good for you to go with that and not labor over her pouty face!

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    1. Sometimes no matter what I do a certain face will just want to be on the canvas so I've learned to just let it happen.

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  16. She came out lovely with that green hair, I do remember seeing how it is done to make canvas out of magazine pages over at www.Youtube just this last week myself. I thought of trying it out myself however currently I been working on another project for the moment.

    Hope you all had a nice birthday celebrating.

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    1. Thanks, Rosy...making the magazine canvas was easy.

      And yes, we had a good time celebrating HB's birthday.

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  17. that is a pretty clever idea. I to like her hair a lot. when I looked at her Jessica Hughes, remember her? came to mind?
    course my mind is doing some strange things these days, LOL

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    1. Yes, I do remember Jessie Hughes!

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  18. I have been a little absent:( I have been working on the bags for Mother/Daughter dinner. It has taken me so much time that I have not commented. I would never think of green hair, but it works beautifully. After I get my house cleaned after crafting for a month, then I will do something fun for fun. I am knitting. It is coming along. I will be really happy when I can make a stocking cap. I hope your spring is going well, we have been warm, love it!!!! Thinking of you girlfriend, your Mary

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    1. I understand about being busy. And after seeing everything you've been making I can really understand!

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  19. I love how she isn't what was intended, but what came out. It brings to mind famous sculptors who say 'the sculpture is in the stone' and they just reveal it.
    Hope HB's birthday was celebrated in style!

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    1. HB's birthday was fun.

      I've heard that about the stone and I guess it must work for paintings, too.

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  20. I love how you always try new things! Pouty girl is cool :-) I LOVE seeing your prints... so colorful and interesting. I wonder what you have planned for them! xo

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    1. Thanks, Zorana! The prints are "on hold" for a couple of days but I'll show they later.

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