Tuesday, 25 June 2013

New Items In My Shop

Hi everyone!
I want to show you the 2 new, original canvases that are available in my Etsy shop now.

Create Art

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you may recognize this canvas as one that I had started in the Exploring Backgrounds post where I had dedicated some valuable time to creating canvas backgrounds that I was really happy with. I said that I would keep you updated on how I developed the canvases further + so, here you go....

I added rolled up sheets of book, music + ledger paper which I inked + stamped and then adhered them to the canvas to form a platform in which I could sit my homemade paper + embossed tile. I also added corrugated cardboard, paper flowers (which I touched with Crackle Accents, but it didn't crackle for some reason, I think I may have applied it too thick) + some metal trinkets. 

I also added this new canvas to my shop

Everything Will Be Okay

With this canvas, I started out with a new technique.  I took some paper doilies and started stamping on them with Staz-On ink + painting over them with watercolour paints (a medium I hardly ever use). I liked the look it created and so I then added it to my background.  I had to stipple a healthy layer of sealant over it though, to ensure the watercolour wouldn't run. Once I did this, I had no problems at all.

You may notice that I used some of the vintage buttons that I managed to thrift at the car boot sale I went to a few weekends ago. You can see more about that in this post. 
I was really pleased to see that shortly after I listed this canvas, the Etsy Promotion Team added it into one of their treasuries Team Treasury #37

You can visit my shop by clicking the 'my Etsy shop' tab on the header of this blog

Or you can simply click on this link : http://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CiaraMcGuireDesigns

Have a great day!

Take care


  1. just popped over from Jennibellie, love your work - hopefully I am now following your blog, just signed up to blog loving? so that should do it.

  2. Hi Lynda, welcome to my blog! I'm glad you like my work, it's always nice to gain new fans :) I post regularly + I also have an Etsy shop so be sure to check that out too.
    Yeah I think that you are prob following me alright, I have a Blog Lovin button on the side of my blog that you can click on if you are in doubt ;)
    If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to contact me, I'll try to answer as best I can.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Ci x

  3. Hi Ciara I'm stopping over from Jennibellie's TAT. You had me at the "mountains" on your work table, could totally relate to that. I love your style. I'm your newest follower on bloglovin'. And now, taking a look around your blog and pinterest board.

  4. Hi Suzy!

    I know, it's a curse right? Us messy artists will never change, and thank God ;)
    I'm so glad you like my work, I hope you have fun on my blog!
    Feel free to ask any questions or leave any comments

    Thanks for stopping by

    Ci x

  5. loved your interview on Jennibellie and I love your artwork. you are an awesome artist.

    1. Hi Angella!

      Thanks so much, I really appreciate that :)
      I hope you have fun looking around my blog

      Thanks for stopping by Ci x


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