A hearty comeback, take 2

So I as I suspected I’m back with the 2nd version of my heart canvas. If you were here on Tuesday you will know that I prepared a background for my heart that I then, for various reasons, ended up painting over. However, I really wanted to have a go at recreating that background and this time make sure it could be seen!

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Making this was not without incident. Having layered on torn book pages, manuscript and the strips of tissue tape I still faced the dilemma of just adding a coat of gesso or no gesso and colouring with inks. You will see I decided on the former. I couldn’t help but feel I was setting myself up to fail if I coloured the background with inks.

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I used the tissue technique to stamp and apply the script to the canvas, placing it so that it would provide a backdrop for the heart.

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Once the gesso was applied, I stamped the border using my favourite Dylusions stamp.

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I also used tissue to apply the Darkroom Door String Inspiration sentiment.

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Once again I drew a heart onto heavy cardstock and then painted it with two shades of red plus smidges of black, purple and white. There was also a bit of yellow, but that’s another story.

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The shadow around the heart was made using a black Stabilo All pencil.

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I will be linking up this up with this week’s Sunday Stampers challenge which has a heart theme.

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Comments

A hearty comeback, take 2 — 9 Comments

  1. I can see why you were disappointed to have covered your background on your earlier canvass, this looks brilliant. I really love the shading on the heart as well.

    I can clearly see the end result this time. So why, when I read you debating whether to use gesso and ink was I holding my breath and muttering, don’t do it, don’t repeat where you were wrong last time? Ha ha.

    Dionne xx

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