2.11.2020

Unzipping the past

I'm so excited to show you this canvas - it's full of rusty, grungy goodness and texture....and it's all done on a 12x12 piece of cardboard!


The pastes and crackle add so much texture and visual interest. Then you add the various rust colors of liquid acrylic and it looks like a big piece of aged metal. 




The paper is brown kraft from packaging (I keep that stuff 😜) that I wrinkled and distressed, adding a zipper. I used old typewriter keys to spell out PAST and added an old photo. 



Rusty, grungy goodness! That's what the past is! 










21 comments:

  1. This is awesome Cathy, I really don't know how you think these designs up, it's brilliant xx

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  2. This is amazing Cathy love everything about it! xx

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  3. This is soooo cool. Love that paint effect you achieved. I want to try something like this. Super cool and I love the zipper!

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  4. Super cool piece! I love all the texture and the zipper feature. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words Challenges!

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  5. So beautiful! ♥
    Thank you so much for playing along with More Than Words

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  6. Beatiful, thanks for playing along with MTW

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  7. Oh wow.. I love your interpretation of the rust challenge.. this piece really captured my attention. Thank you so much for joining us at MTW Have a beautiful day. xoxo Heike

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  8. Wow, what an amazing canvas! I love all the rusty texture and grungy goodness, those typewriter keys look fabulous too 😁. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Mixed Media Goes challenge at Creative Artiste! Hugs, Jo x

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  9. wow what fantastic use of embellishments to create your RUST layout. Thank you for joining us in the More Than Words challenge.

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  10. It's so beautiful canvas. I Love your embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at More than words challenge this months

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  11. Love the piece and the texture you have used for the background. Thank you for sharing

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  12. thanks for playing with us, at More Than Words Challenge, this is an amazing project.

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  13. Wow Cathy, amaizing canvas!!! I love everything on it, thanks for join us at more than words challenge blog! hugs, Cecilia

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  14. I love your interpretation of our challenge. Thanks for playing long with us at MTW.

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  15. Super tekstura. Dziękujemy za udział w wyzwaniu Art-Piaskownicy.

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  16. loving the rusty crackly background. Thanks for joining us at More Than Words ~ Elle xx

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  17. Cudowna praca :-) Dziękuję za udział w wyzwaniu Art-Piaskownicy, pozdrawiam i życzę powodzenia :-)

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  18. Crackles and typewriter keys are absolutely stunning! Great piece of art!
    Thanks so much for sharing this project with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge!

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  19. I love all theese old elements that you incorporated in your work. It looks beautiful.
    Thanks for joining MTW challenge :)

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  20. Grungy goodness! This is absolutely mind-blowing! Love this to bits!
    Thanks so much for sharing your stunning piece of abstract art with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

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