When this Scripture Verse came to mind recently, I began to envision ways to illustrate it on a canvas, with a myriad of calendars and clocks and watches and numbers. This is only the second canvas I have attempted, and I find I really enjoy it.
My favorite acrylic paint is by Claudine Hellmuth, and I used several of her paints on this project. After applying a coat of gesso to the 8x10 canvas, I covered it with Sky Blue paint. Then I added dabs and splotches of Yellow Pastel and Landscape Green. I applied a light coat of Altered Orange over most all of the surface and smeared some Sable Brown (with my fingers) along some of the corners and edges. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I made the tag as a focal point for the verse, dry embossing Kraft Core and then sanding and inking with Vintage Photo. Metal charms and embellishments are from 7 Gypsies and Tim Holtz.
I incorporated the watch I created several weeks ago, adding the heart charm to the watch chain in keeping with the verse reference to “heart of wisdom.”
For texture and dimension, I used several of my favorite background stamps and stencils, using Archival Ink. I used Molding Paste with the Sky Blue paint and a Crafter’s Workshop stencil to give added dimension.
Teach us to number our days,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom.
Ps 90:12 (NIV)
I love the verse because it reminds me to stop and “take stock” of my days, as they are limited on this earth. Time-and what I do with it-is a complex topic worthy of contemplation (and moreso as I get older!). And I certainly DO want to gain a heart of wisdom.
I am entering this project in the Simon Says Stamp & Show current challenge.