Mixed Media Love Heart DIY Project

Here’s a fun DIY lesson for creating a mixed media Love Heart piece.

Begin with painting a canvas with an off white background using acrylic paints. Then dab gesso in the shape of a heart.

While the gesso is still wet, crumple up some pieces of tissue paper (the regular kind you buy for gift wrapping). Stick the tissue paper onto the gesso.Love_Heart_Gesso_Tissue960

Cover the tissue paper with more gesso to create a 3-d effect.

While the gesso is still wet, dab some acrylic paint onto the gesso. You can use your fingers or a sponge.

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Next, press a piece of lace over the heart and stamp the canvas with a bubble wrap stamp.

Add a watery layer of yellow ochre paint on some areas of the canvas.

Add corner stamping using Tim Holtz’s Fired Brick Distress Ink.

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Use a letter stamp to create the postage look and then ink the heart and edges of the canvas with Tim Holtz’s Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

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Add embellishments of feathers, lace, metal heart, and love word. I created the love word with a piece of tan paper inked with Tim Holtz’s Fired Brick Distress Ink and then antiqued with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink and edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I used Golden Gel Medium to glue the paper embellishment and E 6000 glue for all of the other embellishments.

Love Mixed Media Heart

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