Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jo Johnson - canvas art using MDF Eiffle Tower

Hi everyone Jo here,  I know you probably thought I fell off the planet, but actually I have been so very busy with a few projects that it took awhile to get myself sorted.  But now I am back, and ready to go.  

This project today is using some of the new MDF wood shapes that Artfull Crafts are now stocking.  Unfortunately they are not loaded on their shop yet, however if you have signed up to their newsletter you will get to see when it has been done.

This project is using the Eiffle tower, and whilst I could have done it on it's own, I really wanted to have a play with it on a canvas. As I am still testing my mixed media likes and dislikes I thought I would try a few more tricks.  I had every intention of doing it in blues and greens and then I just picked up the pinks and blacks, don't ask why i have no idea.  I guess thats the colour she just wanted to be.

This is quite a big piece, about 50cm x 40cm.  I started with the Eiffel Tower and then just kept adding from there.  

I made sure to use lots of texture and interesting pieces, especially this earring that my mother n law was throwing out, above photo.

I just loved this saying, so it had to go on the canvas.  

and finally I thought I would add another project I did ages ago, with a Kaisercraft Eiffel Tower, which I just gave to my niece for her birthday.

So if you don't want to put it on a canvas, it still looks great all on it own.  Enjoy.  Check out the Artfull Crafts newsletter if you haven't joined yet, and also go in store and see what new products you can find.  I wish I was in Timaru, imagine the fun I could have then.  





  1. Absolutely fabulous projects! You have inspired me to give mixed media a go!

  2. Jo, your canvas is amazing! I think it is absolutely beautiful.