Good Morning All.
The past few days I have been playing with my paints and loved it, my need to get dirty was like a person in withdrawal, as of late I don't seem to have let go in this area much; Mixed-media is a real passion for me, some of the work I produce has no practical use whatsoever, it is the process that is so pleasurable and gratifying.
And this plaque is a great example; more a symbolism of a tragic event than anything of use. Now before I go further let me assure you I do not have a cracked heart, as far as I am aware I have a perfectly good one.
The heart was cut free hand, coloured up with a mix of water-soluble wax pencils and Tombow pens, crackle glaze was applied using an old cut credit card, I did not work it too much, I have found with experience the more you try to smooth the glaze off the less crackle you obtain. I left it for 24hours!
To finish off, I rubbed frayed burlap distress stains all over the top and let it really sink into the cracks.
I rusted up some metal elements and topped with stickles to soften the look.
To make the frame I used Oil Pastels, and blended.
Now to add texture.. yes!
I dry embossed, then placed a stencil with embossing paste randomly over this, then immediately sprinkled beadazzles all over the top.
To complete the look, I mounted my heart on a painted Bg and added some lace.
The result is an eclectic mix of media to symbolise a broken heart.
I have been wanting to enter the Mixed Media Colour Challenges for weeks and always missed the dates, and even though the picture shows a happy married couple, I honestly did not notice them, concentrating 100% on the palette.
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