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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hearts Aflutter for CI Paints


Today's project is a canvas board I made.  I've never done anything like this before and had a lot of fun with this one.  I'm calling it my "CAS" attempt because I can promise that my future canvases will have more stuff on them.

I started out with a layer of sheet music, then gessoed over the top of that.  Unfortunately, I think I applied a little too much as it's now a bit difficult to see the music.  Live and learn.  I then painted the piece with blue and turquoise acrylic paints over which I painted CI Paints in Sky Blue and Aqua Marine.  Instant shimmer!

The cheesecloth was painted with Autumn Wheat and Rustic Red with touches of Gold here and there, then stamped with the wings from the Tim Holtz Regal Flourish stamp set. 

The centerpiece heart is grunge board on which I used the Faux Cloisonne Technique using Rustic Red, Aqua Marine and Royal Purple.  A couple of gold bead caps nestle the red Jeweled Inspiration nicely. 

The little hearts are painted with Rustic Red and the wings were painted with Fairy Dust then glittered up a bit with Resplendence Angel Dust.  Some gold leaft around the edges and it was finished!

Thank you so much for joining me, and don't forget to visit our latest challenge, Inspired By: Red, White and Blue!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Oozak #16 - Anything Goes w/a Sentiment
Divas By Design - Distressing
Sugar Creek Hollow #63 - Mixed Media
Pile It On #25 - Vintage/Shabby Chic


Donna Ellis said...

A wonderful, canvas, Shea, and so fun with the love taking flight. Only our hearts can ever attain to that which we desire, and you have captured it here! Awesome colors, too! hugs, de

Meggymay said...

A fantastic project, beautiful textures and details. Thank you for joining us at SCH this time.

Sherry Hickey said...

Great use of mixed media!! Love your idea of painting the cheesecloth. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

steph said...

Love this mixed media. Thanks for joining us at oozak.

Samantha Casey said...

Amazing job, thank you for joining the Oozak Challenge!


Kimberly Clark said...

thanks for joining us at Pile it on Vintage or Shabby Chic Challenge - We have started a new challenge today hope to see you join again :)

Cheryl said...

I had to laugh about you covering the sheet music so much you couldn't see it anymore because on the first mixed media I ever did in a journal, I did the exact thing! I had no idea that gesso was SO opaque! ;D Your piece turned out beautiful. Did you draw in the brick pattern? It looks fantastic!