|Original artwork by|
My son was itching for something new on his walls. His wall of costumes above his bed were nice, but they were getting in the way of making his bed, and he wanted something new. (Read, his mother was annoyed that they would never be put back!) So, it was time to say good-bye to them and hello to some new art! But, being the crafty person that I am, I wanted to make him something. Something memorable, something fun, something.. yes... cheap. Say hello to Ironman! The original digital artwork is by Calvin Lin, and available at Society 6. All the Avengers super heroes are there as well as others.
But, back to my dilemma. I wanted to put art on his walls, but really couldn’t afford anything. I had a great stock of blank canvases and a lot of simple acrylic paint. So, I decided that I would create Ironman on canvas, based on Calvin Lin’s originals. Now, I’ve never painted anything on canvas, but I’m the type of person that is willing to try anything out!!
After a few days of agonizing over this canvas, I decided to just start. The canvas has a base of modge-podged old book pages. I wanted the canvas to have a lot of texture. After a few layers of book pages and a lot of drying time, it was time to add the base of red. Then more, then some “dirt” smudges around. Finally I created a stencil of Ironman’s “parts” and painstakingly put brush to canvas.
|Finished background on canvas (left),|
modge-podging book pages onto canvas
|Paula's version of Ironman|
P.S. Sorry for the pictures being all over the place. I'm still trying to figure out Blogger! ARGH!
|Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Thor, Captain America|
|The Avengers in their new home!|