Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Heart Canvas

It's Tuesday, which means that I'm sharing a post over at Topflight Stamps! This week my teammates and I are showcasing products from PaperArtsy, who has long been one of my favorite companies. When you have time this week, you should pop over to Topflight Stamps' blog to check out my teammates artwork!

This canvas will join two other 6x6 Steampunk Heart canvases, that I don't think I ever shared on my blog because they were published a few years ago in Just Steampunk 10. I think I might share them later this week.

Here's the front view of my Steampunk Heart canvas:

Here's the side view:

Topflight Supplies Used:

Other Supplies Used:
6x6 Box Canvas
Media® Matte Medium by DecoArt®
Black Media® Gesso by DecoArt®
Titanium White, Translucent White, Cerulean, Quinacridone Magenta, Metallic Silver, and Metallic Gold Media® Fluid Acrylic (MFA) paints by DecoArt®
Silver Dazzling Metallics® Acrylic paint by DecoArt®
Jet Black, Watering Can, and French Ultramarine Archival™ Ink by Ranger Industries
Long John Sliver Moon Shadow Mist by Lindy's® Gang
Brusched Nickel Glitz Spritz by Lindy's® Gang
Classic, Ruby, and Pewter Treasure Gold by PaperArtsy
Cryogen White Curious Metallics Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers: R27, R39, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28, C07y, YR24, YR27, C1, C2, C4, B32, B34, B37, N7
Clear Glaze® 3D Glossy Gel Pen by Sakura
On Point Glue by Imagine®
3D Foam Adhesive Squares by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Micro Adhesive Dots by Scrapbook Adhesives® by 3L
Broken Guitar Strings from my husband


  1. Brush black Gesso over the front, sides, and back of the canvas. Let dry.
  2. Brush Gold and Silver MFA paint randomly over the front and sides of the canvas. Let dry.
  3. Randomly add the Silver Dazzling Metallic paint to the canvas. Let dry.
  4. Mix Translucent White with Cerulean MFA paint, spritz with water to thin it, and apply wash over the canvas. 
  5. Mix Translucent White with Quinacridone Magenta MFA paint, spritz with water to thin it, and randomly apply streaks to the canvas.
  6. Repeat Steps #2 to #5 until you are happy with the canvas' appearance.
  7. Heat set, which will make some of the paint bubble, which will add texture and interest.
  8. Coat the canvas with a layer of Media Matte Medium. heat set.
  9. Use Jet Black Archival ink to add the heart/vine border to the top of the canvas.
  10. Apply a layer of Media Matte Medium to the canvas and heat set.
  11. Place the Microchip stencil on the canvas and sponge Watering Can and French Ultramarine ink over the stencil. Remove the stencil. Heat set.
  12. Apply a layer of Media Matte Medium to the canvas and heat set.
  13. Spray Long John Silver Moon Shadow Mist over the canvas. Let the spray pool and drip down the edges. Heat set.
  14. Spray Brushed Nickel Glitz Spritz over the canvas. Let the spray pool and drip down the edges. Heat set.
  15. Repeat Steps #13 and #14 until you are happy with the canvas. Heat set.
  16. Using a q-tip, apply Treasure Gold or other sparkly wax product to the areas of the canvas where the paint bubbled.
  17. Using Tuxedo Black, stamp the hearts, butterflies, heart border, key, and sentiment onto Cryogen White cardstock, which is shimmery. Fussy-cut all the images, color with Copic markers, and edge them with a dark marker to avoid those nasty white edges. 
  18. Adhere the colored hearts to the canvas and the hearts onto the stamped border using On Point Glue or other good quick drying transparent glue.
  19. Trim the ends of two guitar strings. Adhere to the back of the butterfly's head using Micro Adhesive Dots.
  20. Use 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to adhere the butterfly as shown.
  21. Adhere the sentiment to the key, then use 3D Foam Adhesive Squares to add the sentiment/key element to the canvas.
  22. Apply several layers of  Clear Glaze 3D Glossy Gel Pen to the screws and rivets on the hearts and butterfly and the clock hands on one of the hearts.
Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter this canvas into the following challenges:

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