Thursday, March 26, 2015


This last weekend I was in a local Arts Trail and I wanted to make something that was a bit bigger. Something I could have on an easel or a wall. So I experimented and did something bigger.. I looked through my journal and went hmm what pages do I like in here.. So then thought about how to take them further onto something bigger and this is what happened.. First I made the heart. I grabbed a piece of cardboard from my stash and cut out a heart shape. Then I wet it and crushed it all up..  Painted it red and roughed up the edges and added distress ink Then added some stamping with a Prima honeycomb stamp. I folded some of the crinkles and and inked with my distress tool that made the creases stand out. 
So painted my canvas with long brush strokes just more or less to cover the whole thing.  I liked the streaky look that happened.  Added some coloured texture paste through a honeycomb stencil and black distress ink through a Dylusions letter stencil. I am just loving the layering of different papers at the moment collaging them together and then sewing them in my sewing machine to bring them together as one element. The papers I used where all from Kaisercraft. 
So I sewed all the pieces of the collage and then I adhered them on with Helmars tacky glue. Made the tags with the big bite and really like the little metal eyelets.Tim Holtz washi tape here and there added some more Helmars tacky glue under that with my finger so it adhered better to the canvas. Then I thought I really wanted more metal on here, so I bought some of the metal Tim Holtz word bands and looked through what one to pop on here. Thought this was the perfect one for my heart with all the sewing on it. The heart looks like it has been wounded and then sewed and stitched back together so it has been salvaged. So I added that on there with some brads for more metal.
So stepping out of my comfort zone with this and working outside my journal on the biggest canvas (15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches) that I have ever done.. It is good to challenge yourself sometimes.

I am posting this over at Creative Every Day
and over at Paint Party Friday

Have a great day
Sandy :)


  1. What a lovely work of art, Sandy! Love all the interesting bits and seeing your process. And yes, we must step outside our comfort zones sometimes!

  2. Lovely - will look beautiful hanging on the wall!

    1. It does look good thank-you, finally got it put up on the wall yesterday in my art room and I really like the look of it there.


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