Hello my peeps! Today I'm sharing another 8x10 mixed media canvas that I created for the "Take Me Deeper" year long project on the His Kingdom Come site. This month we have been focusing on the journey to the cross in preparation for Easter. This has been challenging for me because the bible study and the main bible verses are really heavy (as they should be) but my artwork is usually lighthearted. I've had to create projects that are in line with the weekly prompt yet still reflect my personality, spirit and style. So I chose to use this week's supplemental bible verse Isaiah 53:5.
Here is this week's canvas:
Most of the background was made using Smooch Spritz and water directly on an untreated canvas. Drying the Smooch Spritz between colors insured that the colors wouldn't run together. I sealed the color onto the canvas with Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage. I splattered some watered down white acrylic paint and dried the splatters then splattered more and sprinkled some Twinkle Dust Glitter in Sugar Shimmer over the splatters before I dried them. You can also see some of my new E-Z Stars on the canvas with my Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder in Jasmine.
The heart was made with Flexible Modeling Paste from Liquitex then painted with Liquitex Basics paints.
I wanted to tie in the black from my signature and the bible verse (written with black Sharpie) so I added a wiggly black border all the way around the canvas.
I made the pretend band-aid from an index card. I used a foam pad and a stylus to get the rectangular shape in the middle. I used a watercolor pencil around the rectangle and the edges then used a paintbrush with water to blend the color. I dried it then sealed the front and back with Beacon's Fast Finish Decoupage. I adhered the band-aid to the heart using 3D Dodz™ and then decoupaged the first part of the bible verse onto the top left of the canvas and the last part of the bible verse onto the band-aid.
Mix'd Media Inx Embossing Powder - Jasmine
Smooch Spritz - Wood Stain, Holly Berries, Sea Breeze
Twinkle Dust Glitter - Sugar Shimmer
Liquitex - Flexible Modeling Paste, Basics acrylic paint
Beacon Adhesives - Fast Finish Decoupage