Monday, January 11, 2016

Heart Canvas

Valentines around the corner so am  inspired by hearts. I have made several heart canvasses  the last few weeks, see my other blogpost here, and I have two more to show you starting with my entry for the Winter Wonderland Challenge by  Deco Art in this post and a heart painting in next blogpost.

I thought to get the wintercolours into Valentines day with a heart :-)

 Deco Art poducts used:   Media Fluid acrylics in Metallic Silver, Dioxazine Purple, Primary Cyan, Quinacridone Violet, Cobalt Teal, Translucent White and Interferences in Violet and Blue.
Media Tinting Base, Triple Thick Gloss Glaze, Paintable Texture Crackle, Americana acrylics in  Navy Blue , Blue Chiffon. Glamour Dust Glitter paint in Turquoise Sparkle and Purple Princess. Americana Acrylic GessoCraft Twinkle writer in Galaxy Blue

 First I gessoed the canvasand when dry I used paintable texture crackle to cover the whole canvas. While still wet I used a glass to make the circles on the canvas, by pressing the glass into the texture crackle.

When Texture crackle had dried I painted all circles and gave some an extra layer over the paint using Glitter paint or Interferance, See list above for the colours I used.

When the paints are dry cover with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze (I used 2 layers) to give the heart a bit of an Ice look. Next cut pieces out of card board to stamp the words on. These pieces of cardboard were first painted using  Gesso to prep and over the gesso Cobalt teal with a bit Navy Blue, The words are stamped using a a set of alphabet stamps and black Archival ink.
Around the edges I added glitter using a Craft Twinkle writer in Galaxy Blue, glued it on the heart when glitter had dried

So here it is my entry for the Winter Wonderland challenge by Deco Art,

I will also enter this canvas in the following challenges


  1. Monique...your Valentine heart is very original and cute. Love your combination of the blues and purples. The overlapped circles make for an interesting background! Thanks for sharing and joining our DecoArt Winter Challenge.

  2. What a bunch of sparkle for Valentine ♥ Thanks for joining us at the DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge

  3. Hi Monique, your heart is very pretty and I love some of the variety of techniques you used. So glad you joined us in the DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge.

  4. Monique, looks like love is in the air for the wintery challenge...totally love it!!!Thanks for creating for the DecoArt Winter Wonderland Challenge.