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Monday, October 20, 2014

canvas hearts

While sitting with my son helping him sorting the colors of iron beads for his project he suddenly gave me an assignement. I needed to make something for him with hearts and glitter.
So I made this for him


I started out by prepping the canvas with some gesso and scribbling some yellow and green gelsticks on it


which I smooshed out with a wet babywipe. Love the magic of seeing the dry crayon-marks turn into paint. I sprinkled some salt on to the canvas while it was still wet and let it dry, but I didn't achieve the desired effect. O well, so be it, it did however add a glimpse of glitter so that was good as that was part of my briefing. 


I cut some hearts out of bookpages which I also colored with the gelsticks and added a black border with a babywipe which I rubbed over the black gel stick. Some washitape and text stamping and I was pleased with how the background turned out.

I knew the focal point would be the hearts my son had made with the iron beads but it needed something more, while browsing my box with collage material I found these cute birds thorn from a kids book and another bird from a magazine add.
I like how it appears that they are looking at each other or even how  it seems that the bird is serenading the 2 birds up in the tree.



10 comments:

  1. It is very cute Vicky, I am sure he liked it!

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    1. he absolutely did, I intended it to be hung in the playroom but he wants it in the attic where we craft

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  2. lovely canvas Vicky...your son is a lucky boy.

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    1. I need to print that out so I can remind him of that from time to time :-)

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  3. Hearts and birds...you can't go wrong with that. ;) Your little sweetie will love it. Hugs from Journal Workshop.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and am pleased to see that you liked it so much you decided to become a follower, means a lot to me.

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  4. How lovely! He's obviously a chap who knows wha he likes and likes what he knows :o))

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  5. absolutely, he's almost 5, his birthday is just around the corner and he is very stubborn :-) wondering where he got that from :-)

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  6. LOL, an assignment from your son! I'm sure he paid for it with lot's of love ;) It looks lovely - I really like the gel stick background!

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    1. absolutely, he is such a cuddly boy. I like using the gelsticks and like it that they cost a fraction of gellatos and are apparently the same.

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