Friday, March 17, 2017

Soaring Heart!

WOW! We have had a fun week! Stampendous is working with the wonderful products provided to us by DecoArt for our projects. Our two teams have been sharing ideas all week with our grand finale today! Thanks for all the great comments, they mean the world to me!

Of course there are Prizes!!!!! 
Comment to win one of three HUGE prize packages that includes Andy Skinner stamps and DecoArt Media™ Paint plus more!  US winners only, see Stampendous Official Contest Rules here for more details.
Want to see all that’s in each prize package? Take a look below:
  • ASCRS07 Cling Handle with Care
  • ASCRS08 Cling Skuldoggery
  • ASCRS09 Cling Unexplained
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Cobalt Turquoise Hue
  • Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Primary Magenta
  • Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide
  • Paynes Gray
  • Carbon Black
  • Titanium White
  • Prussian Blue Hue
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Diarylide Yellow
  • Pyrrole Red
  • Green Gold
  • Primary Yellow Media Mister
  • Titanium White Antiquing Cream
  • Patina Antiquing Cream
  • 8oz Bottle Lamp Black Americana Acrylic Pain
Today I've created a little canvas that combines stamps from Stampendous' Andy Skinner collection, along with paints and other products from DecoArt.
"Soaring Heart!"

ASCRS07 AS Cling Handle With Card Set
ASCRS03 AS Cling Industrial Set
FREG023 Frantage aged silver embossing enamel

4" x 4" x 1" Canvas
DecoArt White Gesso
DecoArt media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide, Quinacridone Gold, Green Gold, Pyrride Red, Paynes Grey, Titan Buff
DecoArt media Antiquing Cream
DecoArt media Liquid Glass
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Black Foam Tape
Fine Point Black Pen
Heat Tool

Step 1:  Paint a coat of DecoArt White Gesso over the canvas, and a piece of chipboard let dry
Step 2:  Paint the canvas and chipboard with the fluid acrylics and let dry thoroughly (or use a heat tool)
Step 3: Stamp the Peeled Paint image from the Andy Skinner Industrial set randomly on the canvas with Archival Jet Black ink, use a block behind the open part to get a better impression, heat set
Step 4:  Stamp the flying heart image on the chipboard piece with Archival Jet Black ink, heat set, cut out the image
Step 5: Cut some netting or mesh to fit behind the soaring heart image, it was too white, so I used some of the same paints to distress it a little, let dry

Some bottles I ordered one time came with this around them to prevent them from hitting together

I cut it open and stretched it out, fraying the edges a little, then painted it
Step 6:  Pat the upper left corner of the canvas with VersaMark, sprinkle with the aged silver embossing enamel, heat set
Step 7:  Pat around the edges of the soaring heart with VersaMark, sprinkle with the aged silver embossing enamel, heat set
Step 8:  Apply Liquid Glass to the heart area, let dry thoroughly, outline the heart with a fine line black pen
Notice that the heart isn't quite dry yet, but it was dry enough to work with it you are careful
Step 9: Determine the placement of the netting and soaring heart, use ZipDry to hold the netting in place, add a layer of foam tape to the back of the heart for more dimension, use more ZipDry to help hold the heart to the netting

Two of this week's canvases:

For a complete list of today's designers, see these blogs:

Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,


Linda Agers said...

Wow! Such a creative piece. I love how you created the heart design.

Jean said...

Loving the colors and textures!

barbara macaskill said...

Holy smokes! This is magnificent! I love the deep reds and blacks and sparkle!! Very drammatic! TFS!

JPScraps said...

Wonderful project! Love the heart on the heart....and the netting.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

What a fun, fun piece of art. Love this
really lovely design & the elements you used.

sharon g said...

This is just perfect for Halloween--a little early, but it's good to make things in advance so they actually happen!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the netting behind the
soaring heart. Gives it
a feeling of movement.
I'd be proud to display
this in my home.
thanks for sharing

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the deep red color. Thanks for sharing

Gerrie Johnnic said...

That turned out really cool! Love how you got resourceful with that bottle's amazing how you worked it in to look so fabulous!

Helen Gullett said...

That is one fabulous amd cool mixed media art work! Wow!

Amy Martin said...

Awesome!!! Really has a grunge and mixed media feel.. I also love that you recycled your pieces from the bottles.. I am always holding on to stuff like that for my canvas art.

Jackie P said...

Wonderful canvas! Beautiful piece of art!

Neet said...

Love this, so different in your colour choice and layout.

Jackie P Neal said...

Louise, This is totally COOL!! Your rocked that stamp!
Great week- thank you!
Jackie ")

Sabrina said...

Absolutely stunning!!