Monday, February 20, 2017

Sacred Heart, Hope & Believe

Hello Everyone! The weather this past weekend was just beautiful! We left the house to run some errands with a sweater! If you live in the Midwest, you can relate. Usually, February brings snow, snow and more snow.

OK, enough of the weather, time to move on to the project at hand. When I started to create this 9" x 3"canvas, the only idea I had in mind was to have some sort of medieval look to it. I started by covering it in black gesso, then painted it in various hues of blues & greens. Wanting more texture, I added tissue paper then more paints in blues, greens and gold until I was happy with the result. I wanted the sacred heart to be the focal point of the piece so I painted it in reds then added the small glass seed beads for a dramatic look. The keyhole on the heart and the decorative molding at the top and bottom are clay embellishments created from Iron Orchid Design molds.

I wanted to add words that would enhance the beauty of the heart and chose "hope" and "believe". They are stamped on white tissue paper, not adding any color to them purposely so they wouldn't get lost in the background.

I am submitting this canvas to the following challenges:
I hope you like my project. Thank you for stopping by!



Team Clark said...

What a very cool project! Well done, so beautiful. You were asking about the stencil I used for my Stamps & Stencils tutorial. The stencil is by Art Anthology and can be found at Thanks for your comment and visit! <3 Hugs, Autumn

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

What a gorgeous project, the heart is stunning and love the words that you chose! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey, Deb xo