Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Altered Jigsaw Canvas - Revamped

Several years ago I, along with six other
crafting friends did a Jigsaw Jam Swap -
my chosen theme was 'Beautiful Vintage Ladies'.

When I received all the jigsaw pieces back
I mounted them onto a canvas

(From the top, the jigsaw pieces from left to right
were altered by Wendy, me, Nicks, Maureen,
Jan and Trudy.)
Until about a year ago, I'd had this hanging
in our dining room but was never entirely happy
about the background - too heavy and orange.

I've been re-organsing my craft room (again!)
and when I found the canvas again thought
 it was about time it had a revamp.

I took all the pieces off

Sanded down the canvas, gave it a rough coat of white
acrylic paint and found some lighter coloured handmade paper.

 Then stuck the jigsaw pieces back on.

(It's actually lighter than the photo shows)

I added some lace top and bottom.
Put the vintage looking earrings
back on, but dispensed with the beads.
I also added some real pressed flowers which
I attached with Liquitex Gel Medium.

Aaah, that's better!

Here are some close ups.

I've always loved these beautifully altered jigsaw pieces
and now I can appreciate them even more!

As the canvas has butterflies (the earrings)
and some flowers on it, I am linking this to
Mrs A's new Butterfly Challenge site -
and hoping that she doesn't chuck me off 
as it's not a completely new project!

Thanks for looking :)


Mrs A. said...

What a revamparation! I love the softer colours and addition of the flowers. Thank you Sherry for fluttering by my new venture. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge)

PetraB said...

Altering your canvas turned it into soemthing totally new, The jigsaw pieces are now true centre pieces and the addition of the paper, lace and pressed flower give it something truly special.

Createology said...

This is such a wonderful way to display and enjoy a very fun puzzle/butterfly project. Fabulous Sherry...

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

Although I had to recover from the shock of something being too orange, I agree with you, the background now enhances the lovely pieces instead of competing with them. But still, too orange??

Алексровер Анна said...

Oh, Sherry, great refreshing! I love the result, it is so interesting to look on your work closer!

Netty said...

Loving your realtered canvas Sherry, the lighter background allows the jigsaw pieces to really shine through, fab work, Annette x

Meggymay said...

Love the transformation, the jigsaw pieces looks fantastic.
Yvonne x

Diane said...

Very clever Sherry what a super fun design.

Hugs diane

WendyK said...

Gosh, that looks a lot better. I still have four of our jigsaw jams on my workroom wall. I loved doing them.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

What a great idea - love it!

Jackie said...

Wow, what a transformation. It looks even better now and will look so good in your craft room.

JansArtyJunk said...

I prefer the transformation really makes those lovely jigsaw piece pop now! Very clever :)