Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Paper Hearts and a Challenge

Soooo.....I was talking with Cheryl Mezzetti upon her 
return from the Scrapbook Expo in Grapvine, TX.
She was ECSTATIC about the response of
(I'm not surprised!!!)
She spent the weekend sharing the AMAZINGNESS
of her products and my post today
is about a "challenge" she gave me.

together to create another color

I had already begun a canvas and had been unsure
at that point, where I was going with it....
I now knew...
I had a "challenge"!!!

I apologize, there are very few step out photos,
this was truly a creative endeavor,
one to get lost in....and I did!

I began with a 14" x 18" canvas,
and cut (3) hearts from various vintage papers
and adhered them to the canvas.
I pulled out several The Crafter's Workshop stencils
and applied various Perfect Paints mediums through them....
Organic Matter Mask ~ Perfect Clear Texture Gel
Netting ~ White Stucco
Raven Mosaic ~ Cayenne ~ Polishing Plaster
when dry I painted on a layer of
Perfect Glaze Medium
over the entire canvas. response to challenge #1

I stepped right out of my color box on this one...
Shimmering Matte Acrylics
Ballet Slipper and
my new LOVE ~ Vintage Mercury
which I folded into
Organic Sugar ~ Polishing Plaster

I masked off my hearts
with the original heart patterns
and lathered on the concoction!

Now came my answer to challenge #2

together to create another color.

My color choices

I added a bit of 
Perfect Glaze Medium to help with opacity as
I wanted to see the music in my large
"Paper Heart".

Each heart was "colored" differently.
Did I say.....
I LOVE Vintage Mercury??

Each time, using the leftover "color" on the
background of my canvas.

Suddenly, I was stuck....
I had no idea how to finish the canvas!
Until I received a box from
Canvas Corp Brands with
their new Mixed Media Origins Collection
ahhhh.....there it was
a pair of wings on the Grace paper.
I spritzed the paper with various amounts of water
and painted my "color" onto the wings.
I then cut the wings out....oh the LOVE!

I wanted to share with you
 a few more close ups of my canvas....

There are sooo many layers to this project
I can't even begin to tell you about them....
adhering string
painting tatting
coiled wire
big brush pens
vintage sign letters
and do overs!

.....all to achieve the finished project....

I hope you enjoyed my creative journey.....

I hope you have a creative day.....


Debby said...

This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Karenliz Henderson said...

Lynne, this is stunning. So beautiful. Those wings are perfect and the colors are amazing.

Heather Thompson said...

this is stunning~ love it.

Linda said...

Really beautiful and creative!

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Maureen Chandler said...

This project is just amazing - I love hearts myself and I love every bit of this!!! Thank you!