Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! Just for the occasion I wanted to use my stash of 3D Foam Hearts and accent with the newest 3D Foam Keys to create a sweet and fun canvas piece!
On a prepped canvas (covered with Gesso), I hand drew a heart with pencil. You can also find a heart shape on the internet and print a template.
To figure out how to place all my 3D Foam Hearts, I took off the liners from the hearts and used them to determine the place with the help of Spellbinders® Tool ‘n One™ tool.
Next I adhered all the shapes with the exception of the 3D Foam Key (leave space for it) and covered all with Gesso.
To make the 3D Foam Key stand out, I colored with Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Silver Ice Gelatos® stick. Don’t be afraid to layer on more than one coat of color. Set aside to work on the canvas background.
For the background, I colored with a combination of Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® Bubble Gum Gelatos® Double Scoop® and Red Cherry Gelatos® Double Scoop® colors to achieve the look I wanted. A subtle outline of the heart was created with Black Licorice Gelatos® and Stamper’s Big White Pen, rubbing the colors for a softer look.
After I added the 3D Foam Key, I outlined the heart with PITT® Artist Pen Black (#199).
Using a piece of burlap ribbon from the Texture Ribbon set as a stamp, I dipped into Gesso and pressed in different areas of the canvas to create a background texture. Then I layered another color, Chalkboard Paint, on top of the Gesso design.
The sentiment was handwritten with PITT® Artist Pen Black (#199) on the white Canvas Ribbon, cut into pieces and placed on the canvas, using Adhesives Sheets – 4 x 6″. The words were outlined with the same pen and highlighted with Stamper’s Big White Pen.
To finish, I outlined the edges of the canvas with the PITT® Artist Pen Black (#199). Here’s another look at the canvas.
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L®: 3D Foam Hearts and Adhesive Sheet – 4 x 6″
Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Foam Keys, Texture Ribbons and Canvas Ribbons
Tool: Spellbinders® Creative Arts (Tool ‘N One)
Color and Mediums: Faber-Castell® Design Memory Craft® (Bubble Gum Gelatos® Double Scoop®, Red Cherry Gelatos® Double Scoop®, Black Licorice Gelatos®, Guava Gelatos® and Sliver Ice Gelatos®, Stamper’s Big White Pen, PITT® Artist Pen Black (#199), Chalkboard Paint and Gesso)
Other: 8 x 8″ Canvas
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