Today I want to share a canvas with you that I woke up thinking about several days ago and just had to make it a reality! I can't say that I knew exactly how it would turn out, but I had the color format in my mind and a basic idea of the composition. We all know that can change at any given time, but for the most part, I stuck to my minds eye! LOL
I started this canvas with some gesso and then simply pulled out a myriad of stencils from my stash and placed my homemade modeling paste through each around the canvas for some texture. In addition, I made the focal point be the three hearts in the center with the paste. I then took my gifted lot of PaperArtsy Fresco retired paints in Marlin, Chutney, Chartreuse, Dusty Teal and Irish Cream and just began to randomly smudge around the canvas while spritzing with water for movement here and there and did the same with Prima's Chalkboard Paint in Sea Breeze. I also painted the focal hearts with Sea Breeze and while they were still wet, I sprinkled Finnabair's Art Sugar in Antique Silver. I then took the Marlin and just put some random circles for further effect.
I knew I wanted a little more texture so I took some Liquitex Gloss Gel and mixed it with Finnabair's Glass Glitter in Sterling and put it through another stencil that had various sized hearts on it to go with the three focal hearts in the center. I had to let that dry over night as it was pretty thick.
When it was dry it looked ok, but still didn't have the pizzazz I was looking for, so I took Daler Rowney's Pearlescent Waterfall Green Ink and dripped from the top with water in the general areas of the gloss gel hearts hoping it would surround the hearts and bring them out. It did somewhat, but I ended up taking my Stabilo pencil and outlining and shadowing them further as well as the focal hearts in the center.
I had some scrap burlap on my table top so I sprayed with my fave Lindy's Stamp Gang Spray in Cattail Copper Brown. and then I popped out the word "wonderful" from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology Alpha Parts Framed and painted with gesso and then the PaperArtsy Fresco paint in Marlin. Then to embellish further I covered the word with Aleene's and and sprinkled with Finnabair's Micro Beads in Silver. I then attached the burlap and word to the canvas with Aleene's.
I then simply splash spritzed the canvas with Lindy's spray in Cattail Copper Brown and Ponderosa Pine Olive and watered down PaperArtsy Fresco paint in Chartreuse. Voila! This really was a quick and fun canvas to do! I loved how it turned out!
Thinking of "wonderful," made me think on my life and just how "wonderful" it really is! I could have been born at any time, but God chose to set me in this frame of time in history in this country. I am an extremely blessed woman! I believe God ordains times and places for His purposes under Heaven! In His word He says "From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live." (Acts 17:26) God wants His best for you and I! We don't deserve it, but that's what He wants! Sometimes you may feel that He made a mistake, but I assure you He didn't!
God's Word was given for your eternal hope and security in this lost world! If you are unsure of your place, take hold today and ask Abba Father His purpose for your life and ask Him to illuminate the path that you may be confident and sure that you were "set" in this time for a purpose and for His glory!
Life is too short to think it is anything but WONDERFUL! God bless you as you grab hold today!