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My first Jeans Canvas – A Beautiful Night in A Beautiful City (Amman in Jeans)

July 18, 2011

Yep, jeans canvas and I dare say it could be the first jeans canvas ever πŸ™‚ !

Technically speaking its more of a “painting board” than a “canvas” since I used a wooden board to support the fabric (denim instead of canvas fabric in this case) but the elevated sides could trick one into thinking its a canvas rather than a board … I’m working on one without a wooden board too!

So … I had this old pair of jeans and I wanted to stretch my own canvas … one thing led to another after that and here is the result!

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[The watermarks link to my facebook page … I hope you don’t mind them! Some people don’t credit artists properly when they share their work … so I though “why not take measures?”]

I want to blog more about the technical details some time, but here are some tips if you want to try this!

– To prime the canvas I used acrylic instead of gesso … gesso is white, acrylic gel is transparent! I needed a large amount of acrylic gel, so, to reduce the cost I substituted it with “acrylic wall size”, you know, the one they use for wall papers: much cheaper than art-grade acrylic gel with very similar results!!

– Always paint in thin layers! wait for the layer to dry before you add another one; otherwise, you;ll be stuck with a brownish, dirty-looking clump of acrylic!

These are my two dimes for now πŸ™‚ I have a video of this thing in the making, take a look at it! And if you have any questions or comments keep them coming πŸ™‚

19 Comments leave one →
  1. July 18, 2011 10:20 am

    you should have studied Architecture instead of medicine πŸ™‚

    • July 18, 2011 3:46 pm

      hahaha πŸ™‚ I admire architecture to tell you the truth … but if I could go back in time I would still study medicine πŸ™‚

  2. July 18, 2011 12:58 pm

    I love it!! so creative

  3. Anonymous permalink
    July 19, 2011 4:13 pm

    creativity in action πŸ˜€

  4. haitham permalink
    July 19, 2011 4:20 pm

    creativity in action πŸ™‚

  5. July 20, 2011 9:38 pm

    Awesome… and very nicely presented too.

  6. July 20, 2011 10:28 pm

    Really cool painting!

    • July 20, 2011 10:38 pm

      Thanks πŸ™‚ I’m glad you think it is!

  7. August 3, 2011 9:29 pm

    Wow! I love it! Is it for sale? Will you make more of them?

    • August 3, 2011 10:56 pm

      Thanks Mohammed πŸ™‚
      I do not sell my paintings … they take so much time and I get so attached to them! Maybe I’ll get over this in future, who knows?

      I want to make more of them … I have so many mental images I want to bring to life, but I do not anticipate having any free time on my hands for at least a couple of months! I’m also working another time lapse video that should be up soon hopefully πŸ™‚

      Thanks for dropping by, see you around πŸ™‚
      P.S. I couldn’t get a link to your twitter account from your blog, please find me: @7irz

  8. Linus permalink
    September 14, 2011 1:28 pm

    Hey nice video. There is another artist who works solely in denim here in Sweden and has been doing for quite while. His works are awesome. You should check it out. . Really fascinating video, to see how you used the paint and loose feel, wonder how long it really took you as I imagine quite a while – so its speeded up quite a bit? What paints do you use?

  9. linus permalink
    September 14, 2011 3:18 pm

    Hey nice video. You should check out denimu though, an artist that uses denim. His works are so cool, and he only uses denim for it all. I like the way you have used paint though, and it looks great on the vid. tried posting earlier but it seems to have gone. Happy cutting.

    • September 14, 2011 3:24 pm

      Thanks! I just checked his work out, I love it πŸ™‚


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