Hi friends. Here I am again with another heart for the February monthly challenge at Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art. This is also for Mix-Ability challenge #3 on SCS, a mixed media challenge to use text and 3 different reds.
My base is cereal box chipboard, covered with recycled coffee filters and coated with gesso.
For the heart, I tore a page from an old book and stamped the flower right on the page with jet black archival ink. I painted the flower with twinkling H2O's, then added red Derwent Inktense pencil near the center of the flower. I dipped the point of the pencil in water and then colored. I love these pencils. I only have six and most definitely need to get a larger set.
To add some contrast, I cut a black heart just a little bit larger than the first one, so I could layer it on the black, which really makes the heart stand out.
To make the frame, I wanted to use washi tape, but I don't have any in red. I love washi tape, but I think it's way overpriced, so I usually make my own. I put 1/2" Scor-tape on recycled coffee filters (plain or printed tissue paper also works for this) and then cut the strips apart, cutting close to the edge of the tape. Then I swiped some barn door distress stain over the strips, let them dry, and stamped the polka dots - a border stamp from Gina K - with jet black archival ink. To use the faux washi tape, you just peel off the protective backing. It works and looks just like the real thing, except it's not repositional.
Then I just positioned the heart and glued it on.
Thank you so much for stopping in today. I hope you are enjoying the weekend. I just looked out the window and we have snow coming down again. I shoveled most of the drive yesterday. I think there was about 6".