Without delving into all the unsavory details that y’all wouldn’t be interested in hearing, I shall say that the moment my angel man and I found each other had been a long time coming. Despite a personal history loaded with nouns preceded by the word “failed” haha, I have few regrets because all of it brought me to this golden moment with a very full heart.
My feelings on the subject of love definitely fed the process of crafting the project I want to share with you today. The rocky a terrain in which one may find oneself while in pursuit of love…
The video tutorial shows in detail how these stone-like textures were achieved. I utilized Sizzix “Ink Splats and Wood Planks” #658725 Embossing folders combined with media to create a sense of hard rock. All of this was done on a new cardstock from Core’dinations, 100 lb. Extra Thick Heavy Weight Cardstock, for all the pieces. I have to say, this stuff is awesome, holding up spectacularly to some serious mixed media work. And it is currently available at Joann’s 🙂
The Sizzix “Apothecary Bottles” # 658715 Bigz die, which itself was the inspiration for this project, was used for the uncorked bottle overflowing with love, as well as the small, sad corked bottle.
When I looked at the Apothecary Bottles Bigz die, my thoughts immediately went to love, how we can sometimes fall into the dangerous habit of tallying love given and love received, bottling up what we think is a limited supply, when in fact, the more we give, the more we have. One of the only things in life which works like that, in my opinion.
To display some words I had put together, I tried out the “Extravorganza” from my Scraps of Darkness September Creativity Add-on. This product allowed the mixed media work underneath to subtly shimmer through. The edges can be easily frayed, as well, to create a soft frame.
OK, if you guys try making little hearts like this as I have, let me know if it makes the corners of your mouth turn up. I could not stop smiling throughout the entire process of painting and glossing these cuties up. Need a happy fix? Just make these!
Here’s a full shot of the canvas, which measures about an 8 inch square.
Hope you enjoy it!
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110 lb. Extra Thick Heavy Weight Premium Cardstock