We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Three of hearts

A different mix for the background this time, again using a canvas board.  Used up some scraps of printed paper and pages from an old book, stuck down in quite an organised way, covering the whole canvas.

Applied a few layers of paint, and used some newly bought stencils; paint through two of them, and paste through another.  Love the Andy Skinner Tornado stencil.

I wanted to make some puffed hearts using kitchen roll, which I learned from Lina McDermott at one of the Craft Barn's demo days. The kitchen roll I used had real texture, which you can still see, and being very lightweight, are perfect for adding to a canvas.  Here's a close-up.

Before I stuck the hearts on, I added some stamped images to the canvas, and scrapped a little more paint on.  Then added some flourishes to the hearts, with a little copper guilding wax to finish.