Needlework Monday - New Canvas Art Project

This post is my contribution to #needleworkmonday challenge founded by @crosheille and hosted by @muscara, and @marblely .

I started a new project and I am very excited to share my work-in-progress photos. It is a mixed media canvas art that represents Mother Earth and the Three Goddess concept, so I called it TRINITY.

The canvas is large, 4 feet by 3 feet, and it is of course a recycle: a panel used in a hotel lobby that had some tears that I repaired. The paint is faded, but I will glue stuff on it, add texturing materials and re-paint it! So it's perfect!

Here is the canvas laying on my couch, so you guys can get an idea of what I'm doing here.

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As you can see, my initial materials are cord and beads. I initially threaded the beads, but I decided to use them unthreaded, it was easier. The cord is from the dollar store... a cloth line cord... And my cat is usually in the middle of everything!

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In today's post I want to emphasize the usage of a cotton cord in a mixed media piece of art. The cord is outlining the drawing, giving it the 'raised' look. I love continuous line drawing in general, and a thick cord will mimic this technique very nicely.

So... gluing the cord with a hot glue gun is the first step. Actually the first step was drawing... that is another story... it took me many moons to come up with this drawing :)

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Next step is to glue the beads and complete the spiral design in Gaia's body and also the eye on the top (that I didn't finish yet).

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So here is the result for now.

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I love it. I will add more texturizing elements, like felt flowers and leaves, and I will paint everything with a thick layer of gesso, let it dry for a few days and then paint the whole canvas. I will come back and share my Trinity canvas art when finished.

I hope someone will get inspired and maybe start creating something amazing. Remember!!! Art is nothing if it is not shared!!!

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