Wednesday, 27 March 2019

My beating heart

Sharing a project I made at a class with the lovey Monika Maksym a week last Saturday. I so enjoy taking workshops with other tutors, especially when I learn something new which I did with Monika but also as it keeps my feet grounded in what it's like on the other side of the fence.



The shabby crackled doors open to reveal an amazing heart which was made from a mould ......


... layered onto a heart shaped board with a crown.


We used chalky finish paints as well as media fluid acrylics from DecoArt and three different types of crackle medium.


My heart was painted with prussian blue and raw umber before dry brushing a light chalk paint, some silver and then flooding it with a wash of quinacridone gold.


I won't give any other secrets away as those are for Monika to share but .......


 ... this looks amazing on a shelf in my workroom.


Such a lovely way to spend a day with like minded people and enjoying the processes of making art.

Thanks Monika for a fabulous day and .....

xxx

14 comments:

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Oh my Brenda what a stunning creation, how that heart stands out in the window sharing every detail. Loving those crackles and the way those window frames replicate wrought iron, it makes my heart skip a beat... oh boy! What a wonderful day you must have had crafting along side those that share the same passion. I bet that craft room shelf of yours is a full of inspiring and creative makes. So glad you have shared this incredible piece today.
Big Hugs Tracey x

Carol w said...

Beautiful!

Gina said...

Oh my gosh...who's heart did she use to make the mould?? Lol...that is a fantastic project!*something else to add to my wish list* Love it :D XXX

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, the combination of rust and touches of blue are perfect. I adore the heart that takes centre stage behind the window which is also a gorgeous touch. So pleased you had a wonderful day ❤️

froebelsternchen said...

OMG - this is out of this world! What a fantastic project! I love all about it Brenda!
Yes we can learn about so many wonderful techniques from workshops and I can imagine how inspiring and motivating such live - workshops are!
Here aren't such things offered, so I have to be happy to find things online.

Happy rest of the week!
Hugs, Susi

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful project, Brenda!

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous project and the heart you created looks fantastic. It must have been a super day crafting with friends.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

That really must have been a fabulous class Brenda, it is always good to learn more techniques. The crackles all look amazing and that heart, it is amazing, it looks so realistic. You have created a stunning piece. Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa said...

Oh my gosh, amazing!! It truly takes me so long to comment on your posts because I have to study the pictures!! The textures and details are spectacular!! Absolutely stunning, Brenda!! Wow!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Brilliant Brenda! Looks like you had fun at the workshop. It's so much fun working with other people. Teaching or learning, it's all good. Thanks for sharing with us. Happy creative week, Angela xXx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, Brenda, a stunning piece, - those opening doors are so clever and I love that super grungy heart!! Must have been an amazing workshop!!

A Pink said...

This is fabulous! Brenda . oh my that heart........how can anyone not fall in love with that stunner !!!

Great that you were able to attend Monika's workshop - they are good aren't they x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW lady! A stunner for sure, and with the doors, knock knock!!! LOVE the painting on the heart too!

butterfly said...

It's stunning, Brenda - looks like you had a ball at the workshop, and I'm sure we'll be seeing more of these ideas and techniques - they fit so perfectly with your own brilliant work with the DecoArt goodies. The heart looks just amazing, and I love all the weathered crackled layers of the frame and the background panel.
Alison x