One night as I was falling asleep, I thought of this layout/composition. In my latest DT pack from That Craft Place, I got a sun stencil. Perfect! I also used a cloud stencil for the first time that I bought last summer! 😉
I put texture paste on the bottom of the heart and scribbled back and forth with a chop stick to add more texture. I also applied texture paste using the sun stencil. I painted the grass using two tones of green DecoArt’s Traditions and the sky was done with, surprise! surprise! blue. lol I really didn’t like the sun when it was just yellow so I added some orange, which was better, but still not quite right. I ended up putting the stencil back on and spritzing DoCraft’s gold spray on which made it all shimmery and pretty. Then I stenciled white paint through the cloud stencil. Once that was dry, I put the cloud stencil back in place and painted on some of the crackle glaze from DecoArts. I also took a very small paintbrush and dotted pink, blue, purple, and red on in a random as possible for me way. I so struggle with random being a maths girl. Next came a layer of red oxide antiquing cream which I mostly wiped off when it dried. I painted the edge of the heart with old gold acrylic and then dry brushed my favourite, quin gold fluid media acrylic, round the edge of the heart and round the sun. I really like how that defined the sun, so I dry brushed some carbon black from the edge of the grass to define the horizon. I did the same on the little hanging plaque minus the texture paste. I stamped Art in Bloom twice on it…once in blue to create a shadow and then again in black, both are Archival ink. I was going to use a PaperArtsy flower stamp (from the same set as the sentiment), but the scale was off and it didn’t quite work. Then I pulled out one of my zombies from my Walking Dead project. This one didn’t have to much ‘blood’ so I was able to clean her up and glue her in place. Lastly, I attached the plaque to the heart with chain and brads. Did you know you can punch holes in Lisa’s mdf with a Big Bite? It’s fabulous!
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