T Stands for Paint and a New Friend

After having a week of a head cold, which really turned out to be a bad sinus attack, I finally felt like doing SOMETHING this morning.  So I laid out a 16" x 20" canvas board and started playing with an idea that I've had for some time.     I've been making these thin rolls of paper while watching TV from time to time and just throwing them into a shoe box. 
 Once I got the canvas board covered with Gesso I glued down a few of the thin tubes.
 Next came some texture with modeling paste and some stencils
A little more weight was needed so I add a few more thin tubes to the upper left.

Then a coat of white acrylic paint was applied to everything.  I didn't crop this photo cause it is the one that reveals my cup of coffee so I can once again link up with Elizabeth and the Tuesday Tea Gang
There are many, many more steps to this project, and working off and on through the day I nearly have it finished......................but that will have to wait for a later post, cause it will be loaded with photos.........grin

I want to welcome a new friend and followers to my blog.  Lorraine Mastalski and her blog is named Paper Vernissage.  Lorraine's blog is littered with beautiful cards, fantastic Zentangles (and I don't mean doodles like mine....grin) and she loves to use her camera!  Her photographs are there to be admired too.  I hope you'll take a moment and visit her blog and say hi.

So Happy T-day and Inky Hugs


Looks great!
Happy T-Day!
TwinkleToes2day said…
Ooh, I can't wait to see how your canvas turns out! Happy T Day :o))
HMM!! Now you have my curiosity piqued. I've seen the rolled papers used as a frame, but never like this. I will stalk you until I see what you have created.

Thanks for sharing your mug and canvas while joining us for T this Tuesday.
Linda Kunsman said…
Yes, you have me very curious as to how your canvas will turn out-I'll keep posted:) Happy T day-and thanks so much for my beautiful dragonfly ATC!
Darla said…
Another one of my T party friends is sick? What is this??? I'm so very curious about your new project, can't wait for the reveal. Meanwhile, I'll stop by and visit your new friend.

I'm cold this morning and am admiring your red/white mug. Love that design :) Happy T(ea) Tuesday!
Your canvas looks fantastic so far--I can't wait to see it finished! I hope you feel better soon--so far I have avoided being sick. I think the snow froze the germs here. :)
Carol said…
I love how this canvas is developing and can barely wait to see what all you do with it. So glad you are feeling better. I hate those sinus issues which just hang in forever :( Now I'm off to check out you new follower.
Mary Ann Potter said…
What a nifty idea1 I'm anxious to see how it all turns out. My daughter-in-law does these little rolls now and then, and she's used them in various art pieces.

Rest and get better!
Dianne said…
awesome beginning...interested to see the rest of the process. those tubes are so cool! happy T day!
jinxxxygirl said…
How fun is that canvas Krisha!!!??? I cannot wait to see it finished.. You know i've been struggling with the sinus and congestion thing...think it might be the fog/smog we've been dealing with?? Anyway hope you feel better soon... I just have a little nagging cough left ...uuughh.. Happy Tday!! Hugs! deb
dawn said…
Hello and Happy T Day! First I love your mug and second love the art your making. Glad your feeling better and hope it stays that way. Thanks for sharing.
Rita said…
I hope you show us this when it is done and I hope you feel better.
Happy very late T-Day! :)
Ohhh Snap said…
I'm glad you are feeling better. The canvas is coming along. Looking forward to seeing it's progress :D.
~*~Patty S said…
Great fun seeing your step by step photos Krisha...looking forward to more!
Hope you're feeling much much better ... sinus stuff is no fun at all.
Take care
CatieAn said…
I am a new follower and love your creativity. I am not sure how I found your blog...have been visiting new blogs and clicking here and there and am so happy I did. I am looking forward to seeing the finished canvas...so far it looks amazing