I started a new Canvas yesterday, just a little one this time, it's 5" x 7". I'm actually killing two birds with one stone. I'll give this to Tom for Valentines...but he has to give it back so it can go into a gallery.
You see... a group of local artists will be displaying their pieces in a gallery showing at the end of March in a downtown Chicago loft. This group is called the Local Hob Nob, started by students at Somonauk High School. They were sweet enough to invite my old self...lol. I thought my strong point was paper on canvas, so I went with it. I'll be showing my MOM canvas and will create one more to go along with my color scheme.
In the meantime... here's how the process starts... I choose my canvas and color pieces. I've used Basic Grey White Paper Pack papers and the brads in the background are from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection.
Then I start cutting or tearing paper affixing them to the canvas with Modge Podge or other gel medium.
And in this case, I traced a heart onto the canvas and started adding my buttons, brads and bobbles. I actually sewed the buttons in place because I want them to be secure since it's a display piece. I wouldn't want anything to fall off over time.
I added a Silhouette cutting image "You"... kinda over-sized allowing it to hang off the edge and a little butterfly above it. I'll finish this up today and will post a picture of the complete project tomorrow.
So...what kind of Heart would you be?