31 Jan 2016

Do what makes your soul happy

I can't believe it been so long since I last blogged!! Need to get my act together for 2016...

The 2nd topic over on the paper artsy blog is hearts and I was determined to do a piece this time..so went out to my shed very early this morning to put the heaters on ready for this afternoon. You can pop over and have a look at all the gorgeous projects all the designers have done..all different and all beautiful..go make a cuppa and have a browse here.

I started off with a frame I had stripped the canvas off of..and painted it with snowflake fresco. My lovely birthday pressie from Chris was wrapped in some gorgeous tissue paper so I used that to wrap the frame in and gave it a coat of matt medium.

I then cut out a Tim Holtz heart die and used it as a template on some corrugated card. I also cut a fancy frame and some wings  from some of Tim's dies. I painted them all in snowflake then pewter frescos. The heart I painted black then dry brushed some pewter paint, and some decoart quinn gold.

The frame I painted pewter dabbing on the paint thickly then dropped some black frantage on and heated it.

I added some quinn gold to the frame and wiped it back then stuck some fabric on to kind of form a background. This was sprayed with some Lindy's stamp gang in a pinky colour. then frantage over the top. I wiped all around the edges with black archival. I stuck the frame and heart onto the frame and added the quote which is one of my favs!! A few touches of pewter treasure gold and done!!
I must say it is better in real life than in the piccie..the light is dreadful..

Thanks for stopping by..............


  1. I love this piece Lin! the texture and colour (even if the light is bad!) is just gorgeous.

  2. The light this time of year is terrible for taking photos isn't it, and besides, everything always looks better IRL!!! love your heart and glad you got out to your shed and found some me time xxx

  3. Beautiful Lin! I've been finding it so hard to take photos too. I really like the black frantage addition xx

  4. I think we're all hard pressed to take decent pics at the moment. It's lovely to see a post from you Lin & your frame is lovely. The texture is gorgeous! Xx

  5. Wow, this is amazing! I love the idea of using the canvas frame in this way, so clever and interesting! All of your grunginess really works with the pink! Awesome project!

  6. An abundance of yummy textures on this altered frame! I must dig out my Frantage, it adds this unique shabby feel to everything. Love it!

  7. Wonderful piece!!! Love all that texture!!!


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