Must every Valentine sport the traditional colors? I've decided to break free from that idea now and then. Do you sometimes feel this way too? Maybe you'll find some new ideas here today. Go rogue! At least, some of the time!
My one rule for myself is to incorporate a heart into every design.
|Above: This tag centerpiece was printed using modeling paste mixed with tiny amounts of blue and violet acrylic paints. 6" x 6" Mikki's Flowers Mask s605. The small foil embellishments are from Paper Wishes and I used a paper punch to create the heart.|
|Above: Central image was printed with pink heavy-body acrylic using one of nine Artist Trading Card-sized stencils in my 9" x 12" ATC Mixup Swatton #1 L768. The foil embellishments came from Paper Wishes and I used a paper punch to create the heart.|
|Above: Central image was printed with heavy-body blue interference acrylic paint using one of nine Artist Trading Card-sized stencils in my 9" x 12" ATC Mixup Swatton #1 L768. The flower embellishments came from InLoveArtsShop and I used a paper punch to create the heart.|
|Above: On blue paper, I traced the central image above using my 6" x 6" Dance of the Courting Cranes s394. I cut out the traced shape with fine-detail Fiskars scissors, then mounted the cutting onto a pink background. I used a paper punch to create the heart.|The same paper punch gave me the heart on the Valentine below. Its blue and green background came from printing with 6" x 6" Looking Up Through Trees Small s793, in multiple applications. With each application, I turned the paper 90 degrees; this produced an all-over, many-faceted final print.
|Above: The green vases are cut from a 9" x 12" print made using Vases L144, shown below.... |
|Above: The orange and purple centerpiece was cut from a 9" x 12" print made on marbled paper using Garden Montage L652. The foil embellishments came from Paper Wishes and I used a paper punch to create the heart. The border background is a print made from an old photo.|
|Above: Background print made using part of 6" x 6" Quilted Flower Garden s237. The red paper is origami paper and the heart is the "negative" that's left when a heart-shaped paper punch is used.|
|Above: The heart was printed using heavy-body orange acrylic paint with Ornamental Iron Curls s462 (6" x 6") ... which in its entirety looks like this:|Below is a card with a purple and beige background cut from a 9" x 12" print made with Vases L144, a stencil shown earlier in this post.
|Above: This aqua and orange heart was cut from a print made with Wrought Iron Gate L224, a 9" x 12" stencil that contains several built-in heart-shapes not obvious at first glance. |
Wrought Iron Gate L224, in its entirety, is shown below; can you find the not-so-obvious heart-shapes? Some are upside-down and others are right-side-up.
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