Brushos, Canvas and Mixed Media art, Masks/Stencils, Treasure Gold

Masked heart

Today I have a project to share that I started at the weekend inspired by the project that Ingrid Vichova shared on the Paperartsy blog.  Such a lot of details and beautiful layers. And of course because it’s valentines day… it had to have a heart! 

So although my heart is nowhere near as beautiful or amazing as Ingrid’s journal page it was inspired by her work and is my entry for the mask challenge. 

I started with a wooden heart that I’ve had in my stash for quite some time. I put some modelling paste through a stencil … which provided some masked letter shapes  

Once it was dry I then added Brushos to the heart (scarlet and violet) and some water. 

The colours blended beautifully and after drying with a heat tool the pigment settled into the texture really nicely. 

I decided I wanted some shine so grabbed some treasure gold and added that with my finger. 

Next I added Brushos (the same colours) to some flowers and die cut a flourish from a piece of painted paper. I layered them up onto the right hand side of the heart.  Then I removed the ring from the top as it was wonky and added some sheer ribbon to the back and then added some paper to cover the ribbon fastening. 

And so this is the finished little decoration. Unsure that it needs anything else… but maybe a word to finish off? What do you think? 

I loved making this and it really just came together quite naturally. 

Off to see what others have been up to for this challenge. I know I have another entry to make … just need someone to receive the card I made before I can blog it! Lol. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine