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by Julie Brooks

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Sunday, 12 April 2015

Home is where the heart is

Hello everyone

Doesn't time fly? I cannot believe we are almost mid-way through April 2015 already!

So, today I decided to produce another piece of canvas art, and I hope you will love it as much as I do.

This is a 10 x 8 canvas which I painted with two colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Finish chalk acrylic - Sherbet and Lilac - before coating with crackle glaze and then adding DecoArt White acrylic over the top. This gave my canvas an aged look, but I think I might try a different crackle medium next time to try to get bigger cracks because there's not much of the underneath colours showing through, even though I tried to do a very thin layer of the white paint so the colours would still show through a bit.

Anyway, I still liked the overall effect when it was dry, so that was lucky! I decided to used an artpad image from LOTV Set 24 English Charm as my focal point, together with various dies - Tim Holtz Alterations Dies Trellis and Garden Greens, and Memory Box Banner Parade (for the little hearts), and lots of lovely flowers from Ribbon Girl.
After I'd die cut the trellis I decided to use four of the popped out pieces to make a kind of photo corner for each corner of my image, which I think is a great way of using those pieces, don't you? I used some of the wires from the flowers to make little bits of swirly foliage here and there.

I cut the garden greens foliage from white textured cardstock (Papermania) and inked it up a bit with VersaMagic chalk ink in Aloe Vera. The little sentiment is from Little Claire Designs stamp set "At home" and was stamped in Memento Ink Tuxedo Black, again using the white textured cardstock, and I very lightly inked two corners with VersaMagic chalk ink in Spring Pansy.

Here are a few close-ups to see the crackle effect and those lovely flowers.

Well, that's all for this post.

I look forward to reading your lovely comments and appreciate you sticking around.

See you again soon!

Julie xx