Friday, March 6, 2009

Three Hearts

This is a 5x5 piece I created yesterday. I haven't been doing much art in the past month, so I was happy to get this done. The background is a dyed paper towel, glued onto frozen pizza cardboard (FPC). Then I painted random lines onto that in lavender, and glued down a frayed piece of muslin fabric. I took the frayed threads and glued those down also. When dry, I rubbed green paint over them. I used an embossing tool to make the dots with turquoise paint. An embossing tool always makes perfect dots, although I didn't get them on there very straight. I cut the hearts out of corrugated paper, rubbed them with different color paints and glued those down, and sprinkled very fine glitter on them. Easy peasy, and now I can finally say I got some new art done. Ahhh, now I feel so much better! It bothers me when I go this long not posting on my blog. Then again, sometimes life intervenes.

22 comments:

Karen Campbell said...

This is just beautiful, Val --- and it would look great in a fabric book ;)

Linda said...

Very pretty! Yes, you have been missed.

marianne said...

love it! welcome back

Dawn said...

Yay! welcome back Val - this is beautiful, love what you did using the fibres, and I shall use that little tip about the embossing tool for dots xxx

JudyK said...

Very nice Val! I love the colors and textures. You.re used pizza board before? I thought you did..

Fibreartist said...

Awesome art, Val!

mary schweitzer said...

This is so wonderfully vibrant! Yay you're back!
Mary

Brenda said...

I love your heart piece, the colours and textures are gorgeous. Yes, life does get in the way sometimes - I understand perfectly!

~Barb~ said...

I am so glad to hear that you did this on a pizza box! I was beginnign to wonder that I was the only one that used whatever I could as my canvas...I'm working on a piece that is one a Guitar Hero guitar box! lol

Awesome piece! I adore it!

Peace & Love,
~Barb~

HeArt Collective said...

Val!
I love this... you have to know that HEARTs are always WIN with me, but i love the colors, texture and composition, too!

xoxo
jul

trish said...

Glad to see you are back. I look forward to your beautiful textured work!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Beautiful colors-- and I am a fan of "peeled" cardboard anyway!

purplepaint said...

Val - oh I love this piece! Very textural and I love the colors you used!!! Marva

Anonymous said...

Just fabulous, as usual...You rock!
Daphne

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

beautiful textured piece, Love the colors and the hearts too!

Heather Robinson said...

Yippee! You made some more art...and it is stunning. The colour drew me to it immediately and then you added all of your fanastic elements. It has an amazing sense of balance and gorgeous texture.

ParrisWerkz said...

Hey I haven't been here lately and I love this heart piece! I don't generally go for hearts but I love the texture, the 3E, it's quite lovely. You are an inspiration. I will check in lots more often. Have you been to or are you part of www.mind-wideopen.blogspot.com ? If not, you might enjoy entering your creations in the monthly challenges! Hope to see you there! Parris Larrain at www.ParrisWerkz.blogspot.com
Happy Upcoming Easter!

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White Iris Designs said...

I just ran across your blog a short time ago, just want you to know that I enjoy my visits here. I'm thinking about trying my hand at some altered art...You have been bookmarked! I am a floral & jewelry designer by trade...but love most all types of art.
Great piece...love the textures & your selection of colors!

Michi, Orange County, CA said...

BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL! BEAUTIFUL, Val!!!! I LOVE this piece!!!

Melisa said...

Beautiful! I love the corrugated hearts.

redplaid3 said...

Way cool techniques!