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 :)