Thursday, June 08, 2017


Hi all.  Over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week, they want to see masculine!

I am also entering this into this month's challenge at More Than Words. I usually don't combine challenges, but this fit the theme of father and steampunk, with cogs and mustache well.

I am also going to use this to enter into A Vintage Journey challenge this month as well!

I decided to make an 8" x 10" mixed media canvas for my son.

I added tons of texture (fibers, drywall tape, modeling past), covered it all with white gesso... then sprayed with black and blues.

After adding metal, wood and other embellishments, I gessoed the whole thing again.. and sprayed and rubbed until I was happy. Then I added the photo and some journaling.

Hope you like it!

... a couple close-ups...

Thanks for taking a peek!



  1. What a stunnin canvas! love all the gorgeous embellishments and the picture really makes it along with the quote. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

    1. Thanks Sandra! I appreciate your comments! It was a fun challenge to do!

  2. I love your canvas! Very good job! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than words challenge.

  3. Beautiful canvas, love the deep different layers and textures!

  4. Oh this is awesome Helen! Fab photo and stunning background! It's so great you could join us at More Than Words this month.

  5. Wow love your take on our challenge.😍 Thank you so much for joining us at More than Words xxx

  6. Very very beautiful take on the challenge!! Thank you for joining us at More than Words!

  7. Stunning canvas Helen with lots of wonderful textures and details. Your son will treasure it for sure.
    Great to have you hop on board with us over at a Vintage Journey June Canvas challenge
    Best wishes
    Annie CG x

  8. merveilleuse création , j' aime beaucoup ce que vous avez fait
    à bientôt Nate

  9. OH wow! So many stunning steampunk details! Thank you for playing along with at at More Than Words! Remember though that to be eligible for a prize, you have to include the image of our challenge board in your blog post. :)

  10. What a great masculine canvas Helen! love that large mustacheoed gentlemen - that wonderful sentiment and all the elements layered and blackened on your canvas! Thank you for joining us in the A Vintage Journey Challenge! Julia xx

  11. As you probably know, the photo you used is Friedrich Nietsche. The quote you used for it is just perfect!! Oh this is stunning! Love what you did here! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

  12. Gorgeous take on our challenge this month!! All the best from MTW! :)

  13. WOW. Beautiful textures! I love all details... Thank you for joining us in the More Than Words Challenge :) Amazing work...


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