Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Crafting Family History

Today I am going to share another canvas with you.  I really enjoyed my play with my first canvas so decided to have a go at another one.  This one was inspired by Linda Simpson's Mission Inspiration Journal Page. 

My great grandfather, William Davison, was born in the early 1850's and died in 1937.  He was a boiler builder by trade, but also something of an inventor too.  His house was the first in the area to benefit from electric lighting and family lore has it that he invented a sausage-making machine which he sold to a local butcher.

So with all that in mind I set about making a canvas.  The colours given for Linda's Mission Inspiration were orange, red and brown - and I love colour.

This is the finished canvas.

 I used an Imagination Crafts stencil, structure paste and inks again, and the cogs are die cut using a set of dies by Sheena Douglas.  I added Crafty Notions gilding flakes to some of the cogs before adding them to the canvas. The heart shaped padlock I made using a Katy Sue mould and paper clay, and I printed the photograph and all the text using the Steampunk Inventor digikit from DaisyTrail.  I finished it off with Pebeo gilding wax. 

I only have two photos of my great grandfather - one wearing his bowler hat and the one I used on the canvas.  Sadly the one wearing his bowler hat isn't good enough quality to use on a canvas.

And now I must actually spend some time working on boxes for Mr Tom, but I will be back as soon as I get some more time to play

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x


  1. WOW Catherine this has turned out amazing! Thank you for the mention, so chuffed that I have inspired you. I love this.
    Linda xxx

  2. Thank you Linda - I have to say I am pleased with it considering it was only my second attempt at a canvas. Yes you did inspire me - I couldn't wait to get started after watching your video! x