We are working with an 8x10 to create a simple teal heart art piece with clear glass, seed beads, and some gold leaf flakes. Plus, I am sharing a new technique with you that you can use for lots of future art projects - reverse stenciling!
First, we are going to paint the background of our canvas. I am using Aqua Sky and applying it to my canvas with a big, flat brush. Paint the edges of your canvas too. Dry with a heat tool.
I traced a heart onto a piece of cardstock. I'm going to cut out the heart with scissors and use that heart as my reverse stencil.
Add a little bit of double-sided tape to your heart and place it onto your canvas so that it stays in place. Next, I'm going to use Desert Turquoise, which is a darker teal, and apply it around my heart with a stencil brush, moving in a circular motion. I'll do the same with another teal called Mermaid Tail and white paint, blending the colors as I go out toward the edges.
Remove your stencil. I'm going to take my original teal, Aqua Sky, and add more to my heart along with some white paint to one side of the heart. Dry with a heat tool.
Next, I'm going to apply some Mod Podge around my heart with a piece of sponge. Let this dry for about 20 minutes. Then, take some gold leaf flakes and add them to your glue area with a paintbrush.
Let's add glass! I am going to add clear glass to the right side of my heart.
We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your glass and spread it onto your canvas using your gloved fingers or brush.
Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!
Finally, I will sprinkle some Toho Iridescent Japanese Glass Seed Beads on the left side of my heart.
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