Thursday, February 28, 2013

International Women's Day

I belong to a service club "Zonta International" and as part of our volunteerism and recognizing International Women's Day on March 8th, we are preparing a breakfast for the women and children housed in our local shelter for abused women.  We will present each of the women with a yellow rose (a symbol of Zonta) and one of the canvases below that I have made. 

The background was done with my Gelli Plate and stencils.  I printed out the silhouette onto cardstock that was printed with words pertaining to women (strong, independent, beautiful, etc.).  I used additional stencils and modelling paste to add some texture elements, as well as stamping with ink and additional acrylic paint. 

Aside from hoping that they enjoy the artistic side of the gift, I also hope that they will find inspiration in the meaning to help them through there difficult times.

There will be 20 canvases in total, this is just a sample of six.


  1. These are stunning- absolutely stunning! Giving such a creative and heartfelt gift will certainly be appreciated by them! So glad you shared this with the party!

  2. Your talent and generosity are amazing!

  3. I've been drooling over silouhettes lately, so you can imagine how I've reacted to your post here! Really beautiful work here. Thank you for the inspiration and great ideas.

  4. Love the effects you have made by using the silhouette shapes. A moving and generous gift.

  5. gorgeous cavanses!!! Just yesterday i was playing around with masks and find it so much fun.