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3D Foam Key To My Heart Canvas Tutorial

Happy (early) Valentine’s Day! Just for the occasion I wanted to use my stash of 3D Foam Hearts and to create a sweet and fun canvas piece!

Key To My Heart Canvas by Margie Higuchi

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.

MargieHiguchi Key2Heart Step1

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.

MargieHiguchi Key2Heart Step2

Next I adhered all the shapes with the exception of the Key (leave space for it) and covered all with Gesso.

MargieHiguchi Key2Heart Step3

To make the Key stand out, I colored with 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 Bubble Gum, 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.

MargieHiguchi Key2Heart Step5

After I added the  Key, I outlined the heart with an Artist Pen Black.

MargieHiguchi Key2Heart Step6

Using a piece of burlap ribbon from the burlap 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.

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The sentiment was handwritten with black pen 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 a White Pen.

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To finish, I outlined the edges of the canvas with the pen. Here’s another look at the canvas.

MargieHiguchi 500WM KeyToMyHeartCanvas SideView

Project Supplies:
SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L®: 3D Foam Hearts and Adhesive Sheet 4 x 6″

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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