November's Challenge has just launched over at More Mixed Media
...as always anything goes, but with the option of a colour and this months colour is Black.
I wasn't quite sure what I was going to create for the design team, so after a rummage through my altered art tubs, I found an old box canvas.
It was never completed, hence being in one of the tubs...and the colour that I painted it with originally was a pearly shade of turquoise, whatever was I thinking,lol.
The good thing about the canvas was it already had textures on it and it was in perfect condition to create a project with.
I wish I had taken a photo of it in it's original state, but never thought about that until I had painted it twice with black acrylic paint.
Once the paint was dry I gave the front a few random coats of purple and blue metallic inks by Docrafts Artiste sprays. I then left the canvas to dry over night.
I left the sides of the canvas black.
I used one of the fancy hearts from Fernli Designs ( sadly they have stopped making their lovely MDF items now ). I gave the heart one coat of black paint and when it was completely dry I again used the Docrafts Artiste sprays to colour the heart, the center being blue and the hearts purple.
I adhered some sisal fibres to the canvas before adhering the heart and then added one of Tim Holtz relatives images.
Using a few of my stamps I created a sentiment on some cream card that I mounted on black card.
In this photo you can see some of the mesh/texture that I had used previously before discarding the canvas..so glad I didn't throw it in the bin.
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