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Love Changes Everything

By: Shawn Petite - Art. Workshops. Tools to help you create
January 31, 2019

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Since February is all about love, hearts and reds, I thought I would put my grungy spin on a Valentine gift for a family member. I wanted to create something that had a lot of texture and the wings were perfect to create texture with the feathers using Modeling Paste and Gesso. Once I saw the lovely texture I knew that the heart had to have some too! Add some layers of fluid acrylic creating a rusty aged look and some Crackle Paint and it was perfect! I hope you enjoy the video.

Items Needed:
DecoArt Media Matte Medium
DecoArt Media White Gesso
DecoArt Media Heavy Gloss Medium
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
DecoArt Media Crackle Paint
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Medium Gray
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Primary Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Violet
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Sienna
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Gold
Americana Glazing Medium
8x8 MDF board
Palette knives in various sizes
Variety of brushes
Charcoal pencils
Vintage papers
Thick cardstock or cardboard

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Great idea with the texture on the wings! I'll have to try mixing gesso with modeling paste as you suggest. Thanks so much!

Kitty Tatman

January 31, 2019

Thanks for sharing your techniques of pushing and pulling the mediums to get the texture to stand out, yet integrating the layers. Looking forward to sharing in my classes! Love the sparkle of white gesso at the end for emphasis on the focal point!

Sara Koehn

February 1, 2019

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