I decided to do some punch art that I could keep for myself! I love making cards and I love punch art-I always give my art away- which is fun- but I really wanted something for me. Wow, that sounded selfish but there you are...! I was inspired by the picture below that I saw in the restrooms of a local restaurant. So while waiting in line -I had my sister take a picture of it ( sorry for the glare)! I thought they were very cool pictures and I planned to attempt to recreate them in paper. With all the time I have had at home- this was my chance!
I used Claudine Hellmuth's acrylic paint on canvas to create the background. I have had the paints for awhile but have not used them! What fun it is to paint on canvas! I really felt like an artist!! The punch art was a challenge to see what dies I had that would help me make my Chef. The face is the same technique I use for my clowns with 2 sizes of the heart punch. The bike wheels were made from 2 sizes of the circle Nestabilities. The bike itself was from the Marianne Design floral die pictured below. The umbrella is the top part of the Marianne Design bird cage, again pictured below, and the handle is the stem of the MD floral die. I used the MD floral die to make the chef's hair, too!
Here is a close up of Chef Louie!
It bugged me that I did not have the Rooster as in the inspiration picture. So I added one! The body of the rooster is from Valita's owl punch tutorial. Check out her blog -
Here is my completed project! You can click on the picture for a larger view.