Today I want to tell you all about my dreams, well....more like you show you my dreams. So this canvas was inspired by the More Than Words and 13 @rts Challenge #53 mood boards for this month. At More than Words, the challenge is Black and White, plus one color and the word is "Dream" and at 13 @rts, the theme is 'Freedom'. So the word dream, got me thinking about my own real dreams. I dream a lot, and I actually remember my dreams. No kidding, every morning I wake saying, "I had this crazy dream..." In my dreams I see some colors, symbols, shapes and people, but not significant details (normal in dreams. I suppose), yet feels that there is movement, though. So I was going for that same effect in this canvas.
How it's Made
The canvas is 8 in. x 8 in. I did more of a collage type of thing. I used a handmade, but store bought specialty imported papers; they feel like very tough tissue paper. I keep buying these type of papers, cause they are sooo cool looking, with no thought as to what do with them, since I primarily work with acrylic paints, mica sprays and stencils. In everything I do, I keep auditioning them, and lately, all kinds of ideas have come to mind. I have used to them with sprays (they are very porous), as background, as an accent. See, all you gotta is play around with stuff, like they say. The butterfly is made of chipboard and a metal key. The swirls and birdcage are also chipboard. The clock is a metal clock bezel, with real watch hands. I used stencils within the various layers and have also used corrugated cardboard. Well, I hope you enjoy my 'Unlock Your Dreams' canvas.