Saturday, February 25, 2017

"Scorched Heart" Mixed Media 6x6 Canvas ~ Creative Embellishments

Today I'm sharing a mixed media canvas created for the Creative Embellishments Design Team! I'm calling this piece Scorched Heart.
I started out with a 6x6 canvas and used a Prima stencil and some Prima Art Extravagance White Crackle Texture Paste. Once the texture paste had dried, I added the a small tart tin that I had primed with Prima Art Basics Heavy White Gesso. Next, I started playing with colours to create the background - I've used Lindy's Stamp Gang February Colour Challenge Palette for this Canvas.
I used LSG Mists in Queen of Hearts Red, Pretty in Pink Pink and Dark Chocolate Truffle. I also used Prima Metallique Art Alchemy Gold Rush Acrylic Paint to add the gold-tone to the background and then inked the edges of the canvas with Distress Ink in Ground Espresso

Once I was happy with the back ground I added the altered Relics & Artifacts Flaming Heart on top of the Tart Tin. To alter the Relics and Artifacts Flaming Heart, I started by removing the jewelry rings from the two pieces and gluing them together. I painted the flames using Prima Metallique Art Alchemy Paints in Gold Rush, Fresh Orange and Rusty Red. I primed the heart with Prima Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso and then added a coat of Prima Art Extravagance Gold Crackle Texture Paste. Once the texture paste had dried, I sanded the heart to level out any bumpy areas and to add some extra distressing. Next, I painted the heart with a coat of Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy. Finally, when the clear crackle layer was dry, I misted the heart with the Queen of Hearts Red mist, allowing it to seep into the cracks and then wiped it off the surface. 
I used the smallest set of wings from the Fairy Wing Set 3 to add wings to the heart feature. I started off by embossing the wings with Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powder in Golden Angel Wings and then adding some Vintage Gold Embossing Powder to the Wing Tips. The wings ended up being too light to suit the canvas, so I misted them with the Queen of Hearts Red mist and then added some Prima Metallique Art Alchemy Rusty Red Acrylic Paint to the Wings. I painted the wing tips with the Gold Rush paint and also lightly dry-brushed the gold over the red part of the wings.
To finish off the canvas, I added pieces cut from the Mini Quatrefoil 6x6 Panel. I inked the panel pieces with the Ground Espresso Distress Ink and then glued them to the frame. Wherever the panel pieces overlapped with the gold-tone in the background, I added some Prima Art Extravagance Gold Glitter using Ranger Crackle Accents. The glitter ended up being too . . . glittery. . . for the canvas so once it had dried, I painted over the glitter sections with the Gold Rush Paint to tone it down. I ended up loving the texture this gave to the gold sections of the panel!Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Happy Crafting!


Solange Marques said...

WOW!!! It's stunning! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us Lindys challenge.

Natalie said...

Fabulous project
Thanks for playing along with Lindys

Caroline Elliam said...

Wonderful canvas wow this is so gorgeous! Thank you for playing with us at Lindy's

Tina Stepanova said...

Suach a beautiful canvas! Thank you for joining Lindy's color challenge!

Mary Catt said...

Wow! Gorgeous canvas! Thank you for joining us at Lindy's color challenge!

Cindy Brown said...

wow wow wow beautiful I love it !!! Thank you for joining Lindy's challenge this month

Kerry Fellowes said...

This is a fabulous piece, thanks for playing at Lindy's :)