Hello my friends. DH and I had our taxes done today. It's so nice to have that finished. Then we had a nice lunch together. I had a Cubana sandwich, which was very good. Of course, since I only ate half of it, I get to have it again.
I think if I'm going to get all 20 hearts finished for the February monthly challenge at Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art, I need to get busy. I need to complete one every day.
So very late tonight, I was putting things away and getting ready for tomorrow's class, when I came across a piece of cereal box with some fabric glued on. I knew right away it was perfect for a heart for one of these cards. Of course, I needed to pull a few things back out and work on it. And then... what really happened... I cut out a heart, set it down and started working on a background. I painted the card with buttermilk acrylic paint and then added several colors of paint through a brick stencil. I loved it, but not for the fabric heart.
I stamped another heart on tissue paper, ran a wet paint brush around it, and tore away the extra tissue. Then I used a matte gel medium to glue it on my card. This was a tip I learned on Creative Jump Start. It gives a good stamped image even when your background has a rough texture, and the edges of the tissue blend right into the background so you can't see them. I added a little color with colored pencils.
Then I wrote the sentiment with a black Pitt pen.
The fabric heart was still waiting.
I started by painting the background celery green. Then I stenciled some butterflies (Red Lead stencil) with ivory paint. And then I randomly added a few more colors with either a brush or sponge.
There was a small strip of canvas on my table left over from another project, so I cut a piece to fit my card, frayed the edges and wrote the sentiment on it. I used Fabri-tac to adhere the canvas to the card.
Then I glued the heart down and another card was finished.
Thanks so much for stopping by.