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!


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.


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.


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


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


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.


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


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

Thanks for buzzing by.


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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