Friday, 14 February 2014

A Hearts Desire Mixed Media Canvas

As its Valentines day I thought I would do a mixed media piece, I have not filmed this one but done a step by step picture tutorial this time. Once the Canvas was covered in Gesso I cut a polystyrene heart in half. Glued it to the canvas and covered it with Fluorescent acrylic paint mixed with PVA glue and glazing medium pouring it all over the hearts before sprinkling crushed up mirror glass and more PVA glue allowing it to run. I left the work over night to dry.

Canvas board was used for this work.
Here you can see an example of the Broken glass on the heart.

 I have used Dylusion spray inks and water running down the canvas.
 I have used black Stazon Ink through a stencil.
 I have used the hot glue gun and ran glue all over the canvas, I also used white Acrylic paint to lighten the canvas up before adding finger splats and painted circles.

I have added words across the canvas in black felt letters, I layered more black dylusions so it would run down the canvas.
Here is a close up of the white paint over the broken glass, the paint has covered it in places but it still leaves a nice shine.
You can see the depth of colour and and different textures in this close up picture.


  1. What a fantastic creation, love the colours.

    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit,

    Moira DT xx

  2. love the colors and the projections.It is a beautiful work of art.

  3. fabuolus, love the bleeding hearts and all those textures...a very special piece of art...I love it.

    Thank you for joining in with our first challenge at Rhedd's Creative Spirit...x

  4. Wow, this is really striking! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x