Saturday, February 21, 2015

Gotta Have Heart

Started this on Valentines Day of course. Well, with drying times and details it has taken much longer than anticipated to get the finished canvas.
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.
 Burlap webbing edges are hot glued and stapled down. I frayed the edges first and did some stapling with longer fray thread bits to attach buttons and charms later. Layers of color gesso, lots of glue hot and liquid.
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.

3 comments:

tracie @ beets+birch said...

it looks like it was a fun project!
i'm a huge fan of hearts probably why i love valentine's day so much.

great colors and textures!

Ileana Carmen said...

Very nice project.

Jessi Fogan said...

OHHHH I love this Pam! So much texture, and it just looks like a true FUN project to play with! Plus, you know, buttons!!