Kaleidoscope Hearts

Morning, sharing my latest mixed media canvas.

Got colourful with paints and heart die cuts to create this canvas.


Listen to Your Heart, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Tattered Lace, Visible Image Stamps



 Step by Step

Cut several hearts in 4 different sizes, using Tattered Lace Essential Hearts die set. For this 10×8″ canvas, I used 3 large, 5 medium, 5 small & 22 X-small hearts were used. Don’t throw away the waste, keep to use as a stencil later.
 Cut a stencil from the scrap card stock using the Tattered Lace Brickwork die, this die leaves the design in the card stock so makes a super quick stencil.
Cut a section of the Tattered Lace Honeycomb Lattice, this can been cut from scrap card stock as it will painted later. You need two pieces for opposing corners of the canvas, trim the Honeycomb Lattice die cut to the desired size and shape.
Use the brickwork stencil to apply the modelling paste to the canvas, as shown in the picture. Used my spatula to lightly tap the modelling paste, to create some additional texture. Allowed the modelling paste to dry completely before applying any paint.
Adhered  the Honeycomb Lattice pieces to the canvas using DecoArt Matte Medium, as shown in the picture. Matte medium left to dry before applying the paint.
Painted the hearts with the Dylusions paints, using a blending tool – colours used Squeezed Orange, Cherry Pie, Postbox Red, Fresh Lime and London Blue.
Once the paint was completely dry, used black Archival ink to stamp the hearts, I used a stamp from Tim Holtz Butterfly Melange stamp set. I didn’t re-ink after each stamping some hearts, using second or even third generation stamping.
 Used a stencil to add further interest to the hearts, I used Tim Holtz Speckles and Black Marble Dylusions paint with a blending tool to apply.
 Used a black paint pen, Derwent Graphik Paint Liner, to draw sketch line on the hearts as shown in the canvas.
Gave the canvas a coat of white Gesso, heat set before applying any paint.
Applied the background colours, used Dylusions paints – Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime & Calypso Teal. 
Once the paint was completely dry, used a green ink spray with a stencil, I used Tim Holtz Speckled stencil, to add interest to the background. Allowed to dry throughly.
Used the waste from die cutting the hearts as a stencil, used White Linen Dylusions paint with a blending tool.
Used various circle stencils, Imagination Crafts & Creative Expressions, along with Dylusions paint, Black Marble & Calypso Teal, to add depth to the background.
Dry brushed the Honeycomb Lattice sections with Black Marble Dylusions paint.
Use a plastic card to apply lines, used Dylusions Black Marble paint.
Used black Faber Castell Pitt pen to highlight the brickwork sections.
Used a black Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to draw sketch lines on the white stencilled hearts.
Used a white Derwent Graphik Paint Liner pen to highlight some of the black stencilled circles.
Arranged the die cut hearts on the canvas, adhered with a hot glue gun.
Used White Linen Dylusions paint to splatter the canvas, loaded a paintbrush with white paint and flicked.
To add some shadow around the die cut hearts, used a black Faber Castell Pitt pen to make them pop on the canvas. Smudged the ink with a cotton bud to soften the edges.
Stamped the sentiment, used Visible Image stamp from ‘This Is Me’ stamp set, onto white card stock using black Archival ink.
Adhered the sentiment to the canvas using Pinflair 3D Glue Gel.
Listen to Your Heart, Mixed Media, Dylusions, Tattered Lace Dies, Visible Image Stamps
I’ll be entering the following challenges –
The Artistic Stamper – August Anything Goes (must include some stamping – die cut hearts have been stamped and sentiment is stamped)
Thanks for stopping by 👍

7 thoughts on “Kaleidoscope Hearts

  1. Sandra Wright says:

    What a stunning canvas..I just love the bold bright colours..I do admire that you have confidence to be bold,unlike me,lol…
    Thank you for joining in with the challenge this month at Altered Eclectics…x


  2. Sandra Wright says:

    Hello back again..this time for Rhedds.
    I can only echo my previous comment..a truly fab canvas..bold,bright and fabulous..
    Thank you for joining in with our challenge this month at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit..x


  3. Rupa says:

    Beautiful canvas… such blazing colors and what a visual treat! Thanks for sharing this with us at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit this month. Good luck, Rupa DT.


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