Thursday 15 June 2017

Hearts #2 for CVC

Welcome everyone - I have an altered mdf heart to share today and one which had the background painted on quite a while ago and got put away in a box for ages, but it serves my purpose well for this month's challenge at Country View Crafts as the substrate on which to create a summer garden. It reminds me of one of those darker corners where it's lush and green but very has very little colour mainly due to the lack of light.

Here's the background, I believe it was originally created using household paints.

I used DecoArt media acrylic paints using sap green, prussian blue hue, titanium white and titan buff to mix blends as well as adding the two darker colours neat with blending foam ........

.....  and Tim's mini stencil to blend and bump the flower images

I had lots of the wildflowers die-cuts in a bag and chose these to go together and gave the whole background a coat of matte medium as I was adhering them on.

When it was dry I dribbled some of the paints inbetween the flowers to create more depth and then splattered a little white to create more interest.

Her you can see the layers in more detail.

I have a small box of butterflies either free digital downloads or cut from designer paper pads and chose three to flutter around my garden.

So that's my second heart project for the month. Have you had a chance to join in the challenge yet? We'd love to see you.

Thanks for stopping by.

hugs Brenda xxx