For the January Challenge at Words and Paintery, they are teaming up with Canvas Corp Brands.
Here is the challenge.
I decided to make a 6 x 6 canvas. I was working on another project and had used a cardboard heart and decided to use one on this project. I dug out my box of crayons, found somewhat similar colors, shaved them and placed them on my cardboard heart and melted them. I think this is the first time I have every melted crayons for a project. I covered my canvas board with a piece of paper from the 6 x 6 7 gypsies pad Epicurean. I used a stencil and added texture paste to the top of the paper. When you see the final project, do you see any of this texture paste?
This is where I started, and you know with any mixed media project, you never know what creative path you will take. There were two sheets of red and blue patterned paper in the same 6 x 6 pad and you can see a little of them on the final project on the right side. This is where my path started to go a little crazy. At one point, I walked away from the project because I was not happy with what I had done. After awhile, a few things came together in my head and I found some pags on a 12 x 12 sheet from 7 gypsies Ordre Du Jour Collection: Seize the Day. I hand wrote the quote on a tag which I fussy cut out of the paper. I trimmed this tag and you can see the other part tucked in an opposite corner. Another tag was cut apart and tucked here and there along with some pieces of the patterned paper. One little drawer image was tucked in the wrapped cord on the crayon heart. The crayon heart was wrapped with Canvas Corp Cord. I tore a narrow strip off of a large piece of Canvas Corp Canvas for my bow. A small cord bow was added to the top of the canvas bow.
Are you curious to see what came out of this winding path of creativity that I took to make this mixed media piece? I will not keep you in suspense any longer. Here it is.
Here are some close ups of some of the elements on the canvas.
The wrapped heart with the picture of the drawer tucked in the cord.
The verse tag along with some of the other tags that are tucked in this corner.
Here is the close up of the bow and the papers that are tucked in that corner.
Thanks to Words and Paintery and Canvas Corp for stretching my creative wings.