"art is in the heart" altered canvas!

Hey Everyone,
For art class at my school we had to come home and make something out of objects that are just odd from like the thrift store and such! Luckily i have a stash of Tim Holtz stuff that looks like it came from the thrift store SHHH HEHE! The size of this canvas is 12×12 and got it at Big-Lots a while back!  I started off with white gesso on the canvas and i kinda sprayed and inked and repeated about 23 more times to get the background! I also splashed alcohol ink all over in dark colors to add a drippy look! All of the trinkets and die cuts and such are just from my stash! Let me know what you think in the comments below and go get yourself a canvas and start creating a collage!

Thanks so much for looking and tell me what you think!


  1. Anonymous
    September 17, 2011 / 5:01 pm

    Totally cool! I love everything about it.
    Gail in Oklahoma

  2. Anonymous
    September 17, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    Love it Drew! Wow, impressed. Love the layering, great job! Deserves a ribbon!

  3. September 17, 2011 / 5:24 pm

    Very nice, Drew. Looks like an “A” to me!

  4. September 17, 2011 / 6:09 pm

    Drew it is out of this world gorgeous!!! Your layering is amazing! Hope you get an A++!

  5. September 17, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    I love all the layering. What fun. Now I want to go get my canvas out and get busy. Love all your work by the way. Have a great weekend.

  6. September 17, 2011 / 6:26 pm

    It looks great! I bet you are doing great in that class!

  7. September 17, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    Drew – that is so fantastic! I like everything about it – color, texture, placement. You could very easily sell this piece!

  8. September 17, 2011 / 7:02 pm

    It is fantastic Drew! I bet you get an A on this baby! Great job.

  9. September 17, 2011 / 7:05 pm

    Looks great Drew!!! Has a super vintage feel ;o)

  10. September 17, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    Gorgeous! love the grunge and texture!

  11. September 17, 2011 / 7:18 pm

    You’re going to put your art teacher to shame…lol Your canvas is beautiful!!!

  12. September 17, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    Love this! It really spotlights the beauty of collage… Can you possibly tell us where you found that awesome little “handmade” hand?

  13. September 17, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    OMG…this is absolutely Gorge (yes with a capital G)! From the background to all the embellies and the little dolly…It is stunning. A one of a kind original piece of Art.

    I just love it! TFS


  14. Anonymous
    September 17, 2011 / 8:02 pm

    Beautiful! Yes, you should definitely get an A+ on this. I especially love that vintage, sort of raggedy flower on there. Thanks for showing us Drew. Maria

  15. September 17, 2011 / 9:23 pm

    fabulous…love all your detail and that bottle cap idea is too sweet!

  16. September 17, 2011 / 9:35 pm

    This is an amazing piece of art, and had me digging out my canvas! How did you do the background? I hope you do this as a class or U-tube tutorial, it’s so inspirational. You keep getting better and better, lol, can’t wait to see what you come up with next. You will for sure get an AAA+++!

  17. September 17, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    Does your art teacher know that you are already a “published” professional artist?!?!?!?!
    This is sooo awesome! I agree, you need to do a video on this.

  18. September 17, 2011 / 10:29 pm

    Absolutely Beautiful ! I love everything about it ! Do you need my address to send it to me? Oh, and can you autograph it too?
    Cindy Rozek

  19. September 18, 2011 / 12:35 am

    Very nicely done. I think we all would love to have an original Drew in our scrappy place for inspiration. You are “Awesome”..!!

  20. September 18, 2011 / 2:19 am

    lovin’ it! Yeah i think and hope you can do something like this on u-stream! pretty plzzzzzzzz;))) if you do can you record it please. TFS!

  21. September 18, 2011 / 5:37 am

    It looks fabulous! Love it 🙂 I hope your teacher acknowledges your talents in positive ways!
    Thanks for sharing.

  22. September 18, 2011 / 3:29 pm

    Oh drew, i bet you are the king of your art class, probly better than the teacher, well at least to me! this canvas is amazing! i love it, keep up the good work and thank you for sharing hugs candy

  23. September 18, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    This is a stunning project, Drew! You deserve an A. Let us know what your teach thinks. TFS!

  24. September 18, 2011 / 6:55 pm

    What a gorgeous canvas. Def. an A+. I am in the process of doing a similar project. Hope is comes out as good os yours did.

  25. September 19, 2011 / 4:18 pm

    What a gorgeous project! A+ in my book, you are so creative, Drew. Good job and thanks for the inspiration – I have some old stuff and will be making one of my own for my craft room.

  26. December 9, 2011 / 2:02 pm

    This as awesome! I came across it at Lindy’s Stamp Gang and just had to come check out your site. Amazing work!