Thursday 8 November 2018

Inspiration Post - Bright Heart

It is Cec here and I am presenting the Inspiration Post this time and have created a very bright heart to share with you.  I usually like to make my inspiration posts follow the current challenge but since I live in Canada where we do not celebrate Bonfire Night, I decided this post would be about something colourful and not something directly related to the celebration held on November 5th each year.

Here is how to make this canvas with the products I used:
  • Using Mod Podge or some soft gel medium coat an 8"x8" canvas board with white tissue paper that has been crumpled up and then opened up again
  • Cover the tissue with a coat of White Gesso (Liquitex)

  • Spray the canvas with Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange, Bubblegum Pink and Cherry Pie Ink Sprays (Dylusions)
  • Soften the look slightly by spraying the canvas with White Linen ink spray (Dylusions)

  • Mix some Medium Yellow Acrylic Paint (Folk Art) with some Glazing Medium (Liquitex) and brush on random sections of the canvas

  • Add some stenciling using a Bubble stencil (Tim Holtz) and some Translucent Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
  • Coat a wooden heart (cut by my husband but a chipboard hand cut or die cut heart could be used) with White Gesso (Liquitex)

  • Rub some Passion Fruit, Mango and Lemon Gelatos (Faber Castell) on the heart and then blend with a wet finger
  • Cover the heart with Mod Podge to seal

  • Use a floral stencil (Plaid) with some Crackled Texture Paste (Wendy Vecchi) to add some stenciling to the heart

  • When the stencil is dry repeat the Gelato step

  • To pump up the colour ink with Picked Raspberry. Carved Pumpkin and Mustard Seed Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
  • Use gel medium (Golden) to mount the heart on the canvas

  • Create a trio of curly wire (mine is wire found inside telephone cable that I confiscated from my husband)
  • Use Worn Lipstick Distress Spray Stain to colour a white paper flower and then add it to the heart along with the wire (they are there but hard to see in the photo), a couple other flowers, some leaves and a feather
There you have it, a bright colourful canvas that should cheer anyone up on a dreary day - I hope you will give it a go.


  1. Totally gorgeous bright and beautiful project Cec! X

  2. Truly beautiful Cec! Great use of the zingy colours. Sue C x