Friday, 4 December 2015

Keep Some Room In Your Heart For The Unimaginable

 Good afternoon.  Quite a few people have asked me how I made this piece, my steps and the products used.  To be honest it was an experimental piece and has had far too many steps to mention (including being cast aside in frustration at least twice). 
 Firstly I was inspired by the art of two ladies.  Firstly the wonderful colours and textures created by Abyssimo and also Riikka Kovasin who made an awesome heart canvas that had me so inspired! I urge you to take a look at both of these ladies work if you haven't already. 

I will list as much as I can below to try to help answer some of these questions.
 Firstly I painted an MDF board with gesso and then various shades of green in Fresco paints and also lumiere paints.  After it was dry i added some golden crackle paste which I coloured with some primary elements powders in orange (sorry dont know the name of it).  I left it aside to dry for several days.  I then added numerous paints and sprays and inks and mica powders with a small brush to get the many colours you can see.  This took a very long time but I found it very relaxing and could have probably played on for hours. 
 I found this wooden?? heart in my stash (i think its wood)  painted it with fresco paints and added some gold treasure gold.  I wrapped it in some wire in copper and purple (the purple had beads already on it).  I coloured a piece of cheesecloth with black dylusions spray and added a little purple and copper paint here and there.
 I also added some copper and purple micro beads and the larger glass beads are called 'glass beads' by Matisse.  I added some thicker wire in both purple and copper and threw in a few Prima crystals to boot.  The words are from Tim Holtz chit chat stickers.

I think that about covers it (but I left out all the swear words that were used in the production of this piece)!!  Thanks all for looking and as always comments are appreciated :)


  1. Thanks so much, your frustrations definitely paid off, it's so gorgeous. I will try this and be happy to know it didn't take overnight for you. Gail

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Definitely took more than overnight. Would love to see what you come up with! xx

  2. Thank you so much, Kerry. I really appreciate the step by step - great information and great job on the tutorial as well. Very inspiring. I love this piece!

    1. Thank you Deb! I will be reviving my youtube channel so maybe those tutorials will be a bit more accurate! xx