Think romance! Love and hearts are the feature in today's post, in celebration of my newest stencil, 6" x 6" LOVE.
Backtracking for a minute: My post of August 26 featured a greeting card printed with one of four stencils and masks in my Pods series. That card looked like this --
And -- because today's theme is love -- that card's been updated to this:
What a difference it made to my eyes, when I'd added a hole-punched heart shape painted bright orange!
Below: another heart cut-out, this one cut from a purple and yellow print I'd made using 6" x 6" Looking Up Through Trees Small z793. Does this heart remind you of the moon on a romantic night? -- seen thru interlocking tree branches, of course! Below that heart collage, I used yellow acrylic paint to make a print with my newly released 6" x 6" Love.
Most of the heart shapes in today's post, incidentally, were cut freehand using a template cut from once-folded scrap-paper. It's a skill learned way back when. Probably most readers will have learned it in kindergarten. (I started first grade at age 5 since there was no kindergarten in the sticks where I lived!)
Below: a heart-decorated greeting card; its base was cut from a print previously done on an old map. (For that, I'd used a combination of 6" x 6" Small Tangled Pods and 6" x 6" Sprigs.) The large green heart was cut from French newsprint tinted green during an earlier project. Atop that heart is a small blue one, created with a crafter's hole punch. Circling the little blue heart is a piece of Dresden embossed gold foil. (This embossed foil comes without adhesive, so here, I've used a gluestick. Next time, I'll try using Artist-tac permanent dry adhesive.) The support for this art sample is a metallic-green greeting card blank, measuring 5.75" x 5.75", from jampaper.com.
Next up: I used 6" x 6" Love on a sheet of sturdy (140-lb.) watercolor paper; its background includes a subtle print made with my 6" x 6" Sassy Spray.
Below: Here the background comes from paper multi-printed with 9" x 12" Palm Fronds Silhouette Large. After using 6" x 6" Love and red acrylic paint for the top layer of printing, I added a red heard within a green heart.
Today's last art sample....
... was developed on a sheet of paper that had been pressed multiple times onto palette paper smeared with leftover acrylic paints. After that multi-color application had dried, I used green acrylic paint to print with 6" x 6" Love.
Love is beautiful! I hope you'll enjoy using Love as much I do!
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