Monday, 26 December 2016
My Heart Soars
It is Cec here and I have another inspiration piece for you. Count Your Blessings is the theme this month for the International Design Team and when I think of my blessings my heart gives a little flip so I decided to make a little canvas to portray how this affects me.
I started with an 8" x 8" canvas and gave it a coat of White Gee-Sso Good Gesso. Next I put some Super Thick Slap it On through a Script stencil. Once it was dry I gave it another coat of gesso because I didn't want it to be shiny.
I coated a piece of fine corrugated cardboard with Black Gee-Sso Good Gesso and when it was dry gave it a coat of Matte Slap it On.
Next I cut a piece from a Tyvek envelope and painted it with Raven Black Metallic paint. When it was dry I stamped it with the English Flourish (Dinkie) and the dots from the Tasty Textures stamp set using Jet Black Archival Ink. Then I heated it between two pieces of parchment paper with the painted side down and being sure to just hover my dry iron over it and not touch it. It takes a bit of patience but you get the coolest bubbles and holes that you can see in the photo of the finished project.
Next I coated a wooden heart that my husband made for me with some Golden Course Pumice Gel and when it was dry I painted it with Ruby Slippers Metallic paint.
I stamped the Flutterby (Dinkie) on some white card stock with Black Gee-Sso Good Gesso and then cut it in half and removed the head and bottom of the body. The next step was to paint it with Ruby Slippers and Vodka Martini Metallic paints and then attach it to the back of the heart.
I altered the colour of a filigree piece with some Pitch Black and Silver Mixative Alcohol Inks blended together. This was then attached to the heart.
To finish the canvas I used a dry brush to paint Raven Black Metallic paint and then some White Gee-Sso Good Gesso outwards from the centre. I added the corrugated cardboard next, followed by the Tyvek panel.
The heart was mounted on a little bit of cheesecloth, On top of the cardboard I added a little strip of faux metal from my stash that was painted with Black Gee-Sso Good Gesso and heat dried to create bubbles. Finally I created the sentiment on the computer, tore around it and inked it with some Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Tip: The best adhesive for ensuring that all things, light or heavy stay attached to the canvas is Super Thick Slap it On.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to document your blessings in your art.