Sunday, January 3, 2016

Word of 2016

I don't know about you.....
but I don't find CHANGE to be an EASY THING....
in hindsight it usually is for the good....
but the path to get to the other side is not usually an easy one!

I decided I wanted to create
 a canvas to showcase my word....

I began by pulling out the things that I love and hoard....
Vintage paper and lace
stencils and
my paint and texture.

I adhered vintage sheet music to my canvas with 
Ranger's Multi Medium.
When dry, I pulled out
The Crafter's Workshop stencil ~ Tuscan Wall
When dry I applied a layer of 

While the glaze was drying I began constructing my heart.....

The patchwork heart was constructed of papers from the
I adhered various vintage laces over
a few of the heart pieces along with a bit of

When my canvas was dry, I applied a few layers of
Bright Gold
Aged Copper
and Cantaloupe.
Then, I adhered my heart with
Ranger Multi Medium ~ Matte.
I then used Faber Castell's Big Brush Pens to created
depth on and around the heart!

While sorting through my life....
I came across my stash of Tim Holtz Grungeboard!
The letters in the Nature ~ Plain collection were just PERFECT!

I smeared on layers of
edged with my Big Brush Pen and
adhered with Ranger's Multi Medium ~ Matte.

Now to accent my heart.....
a bit of chicken wire

I applied Perfect Paints ~ White Stucco over a
When dry, I painted with Perfect Paints ~ Spanish Moss
and once again used my Big Brush Pen to edge.

What better way to show change....
then a BUTTERFLY!!
I used one from UmWowStudio
and dabbed on various layers of paint!

What is your word for the new year???


Terry said...

HIya Lynne, your project is AMAZING, you know HOW I love hearts and butterflies and Your Heart and butterfly are amazing, love the background and the grungy letters. The colours are fabulous and mix them all together you get an amazing CHANGE love it hun xxx Hugs Terry

Chrissy said...

So beautiful Lynne..the colours and textures, love the chicken wire and flowers, and that gorgeous butterfly and your design are Fabulous..


Kathy said...

This is SO beautiful, Lynn! The beautiful colors, and all the fabulous textures...just plain perfection!

Heather Thompson said...

love the word. everybody needs little change from time to time. it rejuvenates us all. beautiful canvas!

Team Clark said...

The butterfly is perfect against this cool quilt block heart. Love it!

Mary W said...

I just came to visit for the first time from Yvonne's blog and so glad I did. Your heart in your Six Years Ago post is just gorgeous. I sure need to try that technique. Love the butterfly connection to Change and your canvas in so nice. So glad you are part of Yvonne's team - can't wait to see more.

Lizzy Hill said...

Looks amazing! Sort of vintage meets graphic with a dash of pretties thrown in!!! LOOOVE your 'word' choice. I haven't got one..... Same same here;)