Make a Functional Art Piece.
I had picked up some clock parts, and shuffled around a few ideas in my head to create a functional piece of art, with canvas.
I had a very large (18 inch by 24 inch) canvas, and decided to do a mixed media Alice in Wonderland piece, to include the White Rabbit's pocket watch as an actual time keeper.
This is more of a visual guide to what I did, rather than a tutorial. But if anyone was curious, I decided to show a few of the steps I photographed along the way.
I hope you enjoy it!
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First, I gave my canvas a Coffee wash to make it less stark, and appear more aged.
In the corner, I drew a small chess board.
Then, using a mix of red and brown acrylic paints, I covered the canvas in a chevron pattern with masking tape, and sponged paint over it.
I then covered some of the overlap with a mix of tan and white acrylic to match the coffee stained coloring.
Adding more detail, the roses have been "painted" red by playing-card guards (made with actual playing cards, scrap paper, and sharpie), and quotes have been added to various places in sharpie.
I then went back over everything, including the quotes, with mod podge to reinforce, and began working on the clock mechanism.