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Mona Pendleton | Saturday, June 13, 2015 @ 9:46 AM | , , , ,


Hi there! I hope you are enjoying the weekend! Today I have a mixed media canvas to share that I made as a Father's Day gift for my dear husband Scott :) I created a collage featuring a variety of junk from my personal stash along with Prima Junkyard Findings ~ many with a personal meaning behind them which I will share with you. 
Scott has many hobbies which include computers, photography and any sort of home fix-it projects. So with that in mind, from my junk stash, I adhered a couple pieces of repurposed computer mother boards / circuit panels in the upper right hand corner and bottom edge.  
I featured a propeller because my Scott introduced my son Jerry to the computer game Flight Simulator years ago and now Jerry has completed his first solo flight in real life and is nearly completed his training for his private pilots license :)
 I included a camera to represent Scott's love for photography. The gears, key and spark plug represent Scott's willingness to try to trouble shoot mechanical issues with our cars:
 Once all the embellishments were adhered down with Prima Matte Gel and painted with Prima Black Gesso, I randomly applied various beautiful ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glazes:
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
For color and theme inspiration I joined along with the Friday Mashup Challenge where the theme is ALL About Dad
as well as:
 Words 2 Scrap By where the theme is: It's A Man's World
Anything but Cute ~ Make it Masculine

Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

ColourArte products used:
Silks Acrylic Glaze ~ Bolivian Blue, Azurite, Ginger Peach, Cinnamon Brown, Forest Green

In case you were wondering, this is what my project first looked like: (I swapped out the burlap canvas):
Be Sweet ;)
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39 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie said...

Absolutely amazing piece, Mona! Scott will love it! Love this technique! Incredible colors! TFS!

Lisa said...

I love all of the special items you added just for Scott! You'll have fun giving this to him and watching him recognize all of the little nods to his life!! Fabulous Mona, have a great weekend ;)

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, Mona, amazing!! Wow!! I absolutely love the details you added to this - especially because they have a special meaning for Scott!! What an awesome idea!! The before and after are incredible - I wouldn't have recognized the computer motherboards!! I love the colors you used!! This is just stunning and he will treasure this!! Wow!! Fabulous!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Vintagehandmade said...

Wow, wow, wow, Mona, this is absolutely stunning piece of art! What a genius idea to use motherboards and other unique details! I am totally blown away by this fantastic masculine creation! What a perfect use of colours for rust patina effects! Brilliant!
Thank you so much for joining in our 'Make It Masculine' challenge at Anything But Cute!
Branka DT x

Samra Leshinski said...

WOW!!!! Absolutely amazing canvas Mona!!! I love the fact that all the little bits and pieces have actual meaning behind them and the way you painted everything is simply mind blowing!!!
I am so happy that you entered this masterpiece into our Make it Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT

Lisa said...

Wow.....this is just amazing! I loved that you included a before picture because seeing that really highlights the work and talent that went into this! The pieces you included and the meanings behind them are just awesome, thank you so much for sharing that with all of us!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Gabby said...

Fabulous, meaningful collection of mementos for Scott! Like it on the canvas. Great coloring effect. :)

Lynette Jacobs said...

So very beautifully made. I love all the symbolism that makes it so personal nd i love that you show what it looked like before you covered it in gesso...what a transformation xx

Redanne said...

I am a little bit stuck for words.... this is superb! This is such a special canvas with so much meaning.... I am sure Scott loves all of your work but he will adore this! It was such a clever idea to use the motherboards and I just love the wonderful colour tones you achieved with those Colour Arte Silks.

You must be incredibly proud of your son too, that is an incredible achievement! Hugs, Anne xx

Evelyn Walter said...

Again such a wonderful creation, Mona! So meaningful and unique, an exciting transformation! Have a wonderful sunday <3 Evelyn

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Wow!! Wonderful project with which I'm sure Scott will be thrilled! Nice to see how it was before you finished it with those gorgeous Silks.

Pamellia Johnson said...

WOW Mona!! I only typed one 'wow' because I was saying it out loud to myself for about 10 minutes before I could concentrate on typing!! Not only is this a spectacular mixed media work of art, but there is so much meaning in every element you included, that your creation tells a story about the recipient!! Breathtaking colours, making note of your silks for my wishlist, tee hee.

It's such a treat and an honour to have you join us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Julia Aston said...

It's really amazing, the transformation from all the 'stuff' arranged on the canvas - to the uniform collage - by adding all the gesso's and paints - a great masculine design for Scott! Julia xx

Kathy Bradley said...

Mona,
You put so much thoughtfulness and love into this canvas that I bet your sweet Scott will adore it - and, the canvas is totally gorgeous - what's not to love!!! The colors are perfect as well. Thanks for sharing - and you have given me an idea and inspiration to create something for my husband and son.

Patty O'Malley said...

Wow, Mona! This canvas is fantastic, especially with the meaning behind each of the findings on it. I know your husband will love and appreciate it!

Tenia Nelson said...

AMAZING!!!!! That's all I got!!

Amy Kunkle said...

That's so cool! i really love the before picture, thanks! And thank you for sharing at the Friday Mashup!

Lynn said...

So very cool! You are an amazing multi-media artist and you showcase the Colour Arte products so well!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Fantastic piece! Great colour choices for your textured background! It looks great! X

Susan Lankford said...

What an awesome project! So meaningful...love the story about your son!

Fiona said...

Absolutely amazing, Mona! Incredible colours and love all the details! Scott will love it!

Helen Wallace said...

An exciting piece of art with so much symbolism woven into the surface. Love the antique look colours :D

Sara Barker said...

Mona, this is just one fabulous mixed media work of art! Using those mother boards is just genius, and I love how you took us through how each item symbolized something special in your husband's life. That really touches my heart as I love to use symbolism in my own work. Your painting of all this "junk" is just amazing, too! LOVE this and so inspiring. (I love the little prop; my Mom and nephew are both private pilots and my first husband started his commercial piloting in a turbo prop) I hope you get to go on lot's of wonderful rides! Thank you for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Charlene said...

This is so cool!!! I love how you incorporated things that mean something to him, he will love it!!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! This is fabulous!!! I bet Scott will be thrilled to have this beauty capturing all his endeavours .. BTW I'm glad you swapped from the burlap - I think the canvas looks amazing!

Ann Abrahamson said...

What a beautiful and meaningful mixed media project! Thanks for sharing this stunner with W2SB!! AND mother board pieces...brilliant!!

Petra Swart said...

You are so artistic, Mona and you make the most beautiful projects!!! This is simply stunning - enjoyed reading about your thinking of putting it all together!!!! The colours are fantastic!!! TFS.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh these are so fabulous!

Kerry said...

Wow, this is soooo creative, Mona! Love the gorgeous colors and how you incorporated all those embellishments that have a special meaning! AMAZING!

GabrielleH said...

My Lord, this is a phenomenal project Mona! I would love to see you do a full tutorial on something like this! Really gorgeous and creative! TFS!!

Sybrina K said...

Mona, When I saw this in the W2SB gallery, I just had to come and take a closer look.... and boy am I ever glad I did. This is fabulous! I don't know what I love more: all the care you took in choosing the elements or the fabulous inking job you did. Just amazing! Your dear hubby is going to cherish this for a long, long time. Thanks so much for joining us at Words 2 Scrap By. :)

Jill Norwood said...
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Jill Norwood said...

What a beautiful heartfelt piece! Your creations always inspire!!!!! :)

Gale Evans said...

Wow, what an amazing piece! Love how you used items with meaning! What an incredible keepsake! I'm sure your hubby will cherish it!

RobinH said...

Wow, I love the colors on this one! Those embellishments are so perfect after knowing their importance! TFS!

mamablitger said...

AWESOME canvas !! Mona this is so amazing. I LOVE all steampunk and this suits my taste !! Gosh you are so clever. I love the sparking plug and the circuit panel. What a lot of lovely elements you added. It's very masculine !
Is it standard spark plug ? Or small one for model cars ?
Thank you so very much for sharing this LOVELY canvas !!!
Hugs to you..
Monica

Elena Litvinova said...

very beautiful

Greta said...

I would so love to be in your craft room watching you go to work with projects like this that just blow me away, Mona! What a special gift for your hubby! So glad you joined in the challenge at W2SB!

Greta said...

Hurrah--you won the challenge at W2SB, Mona! I don't have a vote, but if I did I would have agreed with the decision! Hope the dust storms didn't cause you a problem--just saw pictures on the Weather channel. Hugs, Greta


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