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Monday 22 June 2015

Canvas Heart

Hi friends....hope you're all well!
This canvas has been sat in my craft room for a couple of months
now, you know when you think it needs a little 'something' but don't know 
what that 'something' is? Well, I decided to share it anyway lol.....and as
it's for me if I ever decide to add something then I can share it again lol!
I started by giving it a coat of Gesso then drew the heart shape freehand.
Then the fun part.....scrunched up tissue paper & more Gesso to give
the lumpy bumpy effect! 
Once dry I added a light green acrylic paint, wasn't
quite happy with the colour so took a wad of kitchen roll & dipped it
into some teal green paint. Just by dabbing here & there I kept going til I
was happy with the colour. For the heart I used just one sheet of 12x12 paper
torn into strips, I used a distress marker to highlight the joins then edged
it with some ric rac. The flowers were fussy cut from another sheet of the
 same paper & I filled the centre with some beads.....last but not least, I 
added some Tim Holtz chit chat stickers!
So that's me for today....would love to know what you think. Thanks for
calling......see you soon!


  1. I think it's fabulous Jo!! The stripey heart is brilliant, so too the texture and the "wordy" corner xx

  2. Hi! Jo, I like what you have done, great idea, it's brilliant
    Patricia x

  3. Hi Jo,
    oh this is fantastic.
    What a superb creation.
    I love all your fab beautiful colours used.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. I love this Jo, gorgeous colours and wonderful textures.
    Hugs Sue xx

  5. This is a lovely mixed media canvas Jo, love the colours, textures and the word strips are a great detail.

  6. Beautiful work Jo. Bet this looks gorgeous on your wall. The heart is so pretty with the flowers around it. I'm off to look at the pics of your adorable kittens again. Michelle x

  7. I adore this Jo - don't think it needs anything myself - stunning xx

  8. Wow this is fantastic Jo, love the design and wonderful texture.
    Absolutely love it.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. So beautiful Jo. Love all that texture and the gorgeous colours.

  10. so stunning the heart.gorgeous pretty flowers and patterns and the colours are fabulous ;D

    xx coops xx

  11. WOW !! Jo, this is marvelous! I'm not sure what else it could possibly need. I love it just as is. :-D

  12. Jo this is lovely!!

    hugs Diane xx

  13. Now this is brilliant Jo. I love the scrunched up tissue paper effect. What a fab effect your stripes of paper have made. Love how you have edged. I thought at first you hade made some fabric patchwork. Hugs Mrs A.


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