Thursday, July 12, 2012

Configuration Canvas

I have been wanting to create a project using the configuration boxes I had left over from my Heart in a Box project. Linda at L3 Studio motivated me to do so this week. She is challenging us to use the configuration box and the techniques found in the Compendium of Curiosities II.

I no longer had the box that all of the little boxes came in and decided to use them with a canvas piece instead. I painted the outside of the boxes using various colors of paint dabbers. After the paint was dry I sanded down some of the areas and ink it with Walnut Stain Distress ink so they looked a bit worn.

I finished off the boxes according to the instructions in the Compendium of Curiosities II. I then glued the boxes together in the configuration I wanted.
This piece is not finished yet and I know what I am going to do with the canvas. I wanted the background to be neutral, but still interesting. I used Blue Smoke, Heirloom Gold, and Forever Green Perfect Pearls Mists to spray the canvas with. You can't see it in the picture, but it really shimmers.

I then went over different areas with modeling paste, stencils, and Distress Ink to add some texture. For the final touch I used the Mixed Media Stamp collection and Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood, and Walnut Stain Distress ink to stamp various images randomly onto the canvas.
So stay tuned for the final piece and thank you for stopping by.


  1. Your canvas is so cool! I can't wait to see your final creation! I still have my extra boxes too, and Halloween is a'comin ;)

  2. Such a fun inventive idea. I can't wait to see it unfold

  3. This looks absolutely and totally cool!!!! I can't wait to see the ending product!!!

  4. I like the way you're thinking outside the box! Looks fab so far I'll be popping back to see how it's coming on x

  5. Great idea! Love your background canvas. So many possibilities with this.... Can't wait to see the finished piece.

  6. That is going to be interesting! Can't wait to see the final piece.