...by creating your own grungy textured heart shrine. When I created this grungy shrine I used the same color mixers as I did creating my Fly Away Torso Necklace and my Art Saves Torso Lamp
Stazon Ink Pad
Textured Background Technique
Step 1: I started with a white blank blank canvas and painted it with *black gesso. *I used gesso because I wanted a matte finish.
Step 2: Using a mixture of the, copper, Bronze and the pearl green Terri Sproul mixers I painted triangle sections on my canvas using a *plastic throw away brush. *Once the mixer dries it will harden and ruin your brush, it's better to use a cheap throw away brush.
Step 3: I used a plastic comb to draw texture into the wet mixture. Use whatever you have around.
Step 3a: Once you've combined the colors by combing through the wet mixture set aside to completely dry.
Step 4: Once again paint your mixture onto the dried canvas this time add dots of of the gold jewel effect.
Step 5: Using the end of a paint brush or stick draw swirls into the wet mixture blending the gold dots and allow to dry completely once again.
Step 5A: Once your canvas has dried completely add 1-3 layers of clear 3D Crystal Lacquer over the entire canvas. This will fill in areas and give even more depth to your canvas.
|Sides of Canvas|
Step 6: Add some layers of washi tape to the sides.
Step 7: Paint the sides with more of your mixture and a couple of layers of clear then allow it to dry completely.
|Step 8: Now that the canvas is dry using a Stazon ink pad swipe it over the top and the sides of the canvas to give the piece a more grungy worn look.|
Step 9: Draw an x on the backside of your canvas big enough to fit your shrine into.
Step 10: Cut an x into the canvas using an Xacto knife.
Step 11: Fit your shrine into the canvas.
Step 12: Glue the backside of the shrine, weight it and allow to dry.
Step 13: Next cut I cut some complementary Washi paper and glued it inside the shrine.
Step 14: Using paper clay I created a heart and allowed it to dry.
Step 15: I then colored the heart using Copper Kettle Color Mists.
Step 16: Next fit and adhere your heart inside your shrine.
Step 17. add a rusty chain for a hanger.
Step 18: And add a few rusty embellishments connected to chains so that they hang down from the base of the shrine.
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