Thursday, January 16, 2014

Love U Mixed Media Canvas

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     Happy Thursday! Pinquette Mary here with a little project for you today. Ok, it's not really a "little" project. I have been really tied up with one of my daughters having shoulder surgery. Nurse Mary has been on duty 24/7 when what I was anxious to do was to make a project with my awesome DT packet of goodies from Jessica at the Pinque Peacock, lol.
     Have you ever had a "vision" pop into your head when you just have to attempt it? Well, this was what happened with my project that I am going to show you today. Are you ready? Let's take a look....

     This is an 8"x10" canvas board that I used for my base. I wanted it to look like a tree trunk with the heart carved into it.  First I started by painting my canvas board with brown paint then let it dry overnight.

     I cut out a heart from contact paper with my Cricut. You can use any heart shape you choose from whatever cartridges you have. Next I used Rangers crackle paint in Picket Fence. I put it on quite heavy so I would get a bark look. I also wanted the heart to be smooth like a carving. You really don't have to be fussy since it all will be inked. You just want the crackle effect for bark.
     I think I used every dark colored distress ink I had on hand: vintage photo, walnut stain, antique linen, scattered straw and even black soot. You just have to keep playing until you get the effect you are looking for. I did not take the heart off until all the tree was distressed. This made it so much easier to add depth to the heart and I could concentrate on its outline.
     These metal letters are some I had hanging around and thought they were perfect for this project. I used some jewelry glue to adhere them as well as the lock and key.  The sentiment is computer generated and says: "Real love stories never have endings." I just tore the paper and burned the edges for a tattered look.
     Lastly I stamped the stems and leaves with StazOn ink. One spot I missed when I stamped them so I decided to add a few rhinestones for dew drops! Of course I also needed an arrow so I used a grunge board piece and painted it with Black Soot.
     How about these adorable flowers? Beautiful garden layered and swirl flowers from the Pinque Peacock. You can find these and so much more from the January Release we showcased @ this weekends Hop. Just be sure to check out the shop HERE .
     Hope you have enjoyed my project and, if you would like more info, just head on over to my blog HERE . I will give you all the details on how I created this. Have a fabulous weekend everyone!!!!!