Hi all! The current challenge from Tando is my favourite artist. I have taken a musical view of this, as there is not a chance of me doing a Titian or similar! I have been thinking about a wall hanging like this for a while, and finding these wonderful canvas boards galvanised me into action! I love the music of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, it really puts a smile on my face, so here it is!
As I said, I started with a 12 by 12 canvas board - I first came across Southside in the days of vinyl, so it seemed right to mimic an album sleeve, sort of. I had in my possession a 30th anniversary sticker, unused from a gig when I first moved to Bristol. The sticker is the same size as a record label, so, that is where I started. I cut a rough circle from black paper, and used a toothbrush with some silver and black acrylic paint to mimic grooves.
I swooshed several shades of blues onto the canvas, in similar shades of blue to the sticker. Then I used the end of a kitchen roll tube to add white circles on the canvas. finally, I used a music stamp around the edge.
I then tore some corrugated cardboard and stripped it back a bit, and painted it to match, including the white circles.
A couple of months ago, I made up a Tando desk tidy. It came with musical notations,; I didn't use them on the desk tidy, but they were perfect for this!! I painted them up with black acrylic but they got lost against the black card. So I recoloured them in silver.
I have a LOT of Southside albums - the biggest section in my CD collection. It was difficult to choose which ones I wanted to use on my hanging, but these albums all have a special song on them, or I bought at a gig, or some other happy memory. I printed them off on the computer, having resized them all to match. I sprayed them with a fixative, and then with a spray gloss, to make look a little like album sleeves, and mounted them on the painted corrugated cardboard.
I used my Cropodile to set in some eyelets, and a piece of sari silk as the hanger. Still not quite sure about this bit, but having made the holes, it will be easy to change the hanging accoutrements when I make my mind up.
I assembled the various pieces, and now I have a wall hanging which will make me smile every time I look at it. If you need a bit of rhythm in your life, listen to The Fever or Hearts on Fire (not on YouTube unfortunately!)...if you get the chance to see them, take it! I guarantee you will be grinning after 10 minutes, if not sooner!! Just brilliant live!
PS I love them so much, guess what car I have? Yup, a Juke!! Haha!
Hope you like!
Substrate - 12 x 12 canvas board
Paint and Ink
IndigoBlu: Grandma's Teacup
DecoArt: Traditions Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue; Americana Lamp Black
PaperArtsy:Pea Coat translucent
Adirondack: Silver Paint dabber
Stazon: Midnight Blue
Stampin' Up:Whisper White Pigment ink
Kitchen Roll tube (!)
Prima: Recital 4x6
Bling and other stuff
Cosmic Shimmer dries clear glue