Here is a bit of the process to getting it done.
The heart is fashioned from linen ribbon with the wires cut off so it could be frayed easily. The background color was added with gesso and dimensional paints. The heart stencil is a flash back to those wall stencils we use to use to tromp lei the walls. I knew I kept it for a reason.
I started with a previously poster mounted canvas. It was faded, I tried to remove it, but in the end just secured everything over top of the original.
This took longer than overnight to dry
while the center was curing I worked on a small collage of like colored bits to anchor the lower edge. Hung some charms from the stash.
Trinkets buttons bling secured with heavy body glitter mod podge
Heart topped with eyelash yarn, fabric rose center
Thank You Melody Ross from Brave Girls Club for offering the Free Valentines project 'The Thing About Love' I used this as a jumping off point for this canvas. If you do not know about Brave girls I encourage you to follow the links and join in. They spread the love everywhere they go and with everything they do, and You Can Too.