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Trust Your Heart

I’ve taken a chipboard swirl from the July kit and a heart frame that I found in a bargain bin some years ago, combined it with the August Mixed Media Kit and came up with this:

I began by applying the White Sand Texture Paste through a favorite stencil here and there over the surface of the canvas, using my heat tool to dry it thoroughly. Heat causes the paste to rise and bubble and I wanted to take advantage of this to create more texture. Next, I used a small paint brush to spread the Tweedle Dee Denim spray around the surface, letting it drip down to the bottom and spraying it with water here and there while I dried it with the heat tool. I repeated the process with the Caribbean Blue spray, again using the heat tool to aid the drying process. I repeated these steps several time, adding layer upon layer of color and texture. When I was satisfied, I used a larger brush to cover the sides.

Meanwhile, I covered the chipboard with clear gesso to seal the surface. Once it was completely dry, I used a stipple brush to apply Metallique Wax in White Pearl to give it a silvery color.

Before adding the embellishments, I went over some of the stenciled parts with a baby wipe to expose the white surface. I glued down the heart frame, then the flowers and chipboard with Fabri-Tac I added layers of pearls using gel medium and topped the heart with a sentiment from my stash.

I splattered the Sidewalk Chalk mist here and there around the canvas and called it "done".

A few closeups:



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