Sunday, 29 March 2015

Finnabair recipe heart canvas

I was really taken with a book cover that Finn posted recently and decided to have a go at making something similar on a 6"x6" canvas using products that I already have.
You can see her full recipe here and so I'm not going to give instructions, rather step out photos of how mine progressed.
I started with the crackle texture paste by Finn in white and that took half a day to dry properly.  Then I added the clear plastic heart (which is the one half of a Christmas tree ornament) and all the beads and cogs.  There are also dots in dimentional pearls and glossy accents for another texture dimention...
I cheated and spray painted the canvas black cos I wanted the heart to be smooth with no brush strokes!  Then I started adding silver Inka Gold.
Followed by blue Inka Gold on the left hand side of everything.
And green Silks acrylic on the right hand side of everything.
The metallics are much brighter in the real world...they just won't photograph nicely, but here is a close up showing some of the details.


  1. Some lovely textures on here Bella!!! Love what you are creating lately...!!!

  2. Wow! Cool! I loved Finn's journal cover also. Now I'm triply inspired to have a go at it. Love the blue/green coloring you've used. Hugs

  3. Bella,
    Your canvas is really, really gorgeous! I totally see your inspiration shining through from Finn's piece. I love the shades you went with for the finished piece. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beautiful with such a stunning combination of colours x

  5. This is amazing. I love the blues and greens they look so cool for this kind of a project. Love the grungy stuff that you are creating soo cool.

  6. This is gorgeous - wow! Love how you used Finn's inspiration and made it your own in those fabulous colours. Beautiful work! Anne xx

  7. Love this - it is looking gorgeous ! Well done you ! Hugs Ali xx

  8. Again it's gorgeous !
    Thank you for sharing with us how you did it .


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