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Bleeding Hearts 3D Canvas

by Cindi Bisson

A wide variety of mixed-media came together for this altered art canvas with dimension galore. Using Jacquard’s Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive made it simple to add texture and depth with a hand painted style. Bleeding heart flowers, hand sculpted from Cernit Number One clay and painted with Lumiere 3D, are mounted over the combination of a real photograph (enhanced with Lumiere paints) and a dimensionally painted background.   

Materials:

  • 8" x 10" blank canvas
  • Jacquard Lumiere (Citrine, Pearlescent White, Pearlescent Magenta)
  • Jacquard Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive (Brass, Lime, Pink, Pearl, Emerald)
  • Jacquard Pearl Ex (Antique Gold)
  • Jacquard Cernit Number One Porcelain Clay (Light Green, White, Fuscia)
  • Spring green polished stone chips
  • Fuchsia round glitter flakes
  • Small paintbrushes
  • Green mulberry paper
  • Photograph

1) Paint the background by using random brush strokes to apply Brass Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive over canvas surface and side edges.

2) Sprinkle with Antique Gold Pearl Ex Powder, lightly spread powder over wet Brass Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive. Let dry.


3) Mount photo to upper left quadrant of canvas.

4) Cut leaf shapes from green mulberry paper.  Apply Lime Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive to back of each leaf, and mount onto background.


5) Use small paintbrush to lightly brush each leaf with Brass Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive.  Accent each leaf by applying Emerald Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive directly from the bottle to further define leaves.

6) Apply Lime Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive directly from the bottle to create stems on painted background, and extend onto portions of photo.  While wet, add green polished stone chips over stems.


7) Apply Pink Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive directly from the bottle to make painted flowers. While wet, add fuchsia round circular glitter.  Let dry.

8) Use Pearl Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive directly from the bottle to add white bottoms extending from each flower. Let dry.

9) Use brush to apply light touch of Lumiere paints in Citrine, Pearlescent White and Pearlescent Magenta to some flowers and leaves on right side of photograph.

10) Sculpt bleeding heart flowers, stems and leaves from Light Green, Fuchsia and White Cernit Number One Clay. Bake according to manufacturer directions.    


11) Use brush to apply Pink and Pearl Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive to accent pink and white sections of flowers. Use brush to apply Lime Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive to stems and Lime and Emerald to leaves.   

12) Mount finished clay bleeding heart flowers, stems and leaves to canvas using Lime Lumiere 3D Dimensional Metallic Paint & Adhesive.

Finished project

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Artist:

Cindi Bisson specializes in creative design with a focus on unique combinations of mixed-media. She enjoys working with paper, clay, resin, fabric, paint, metal and more. Her wearable art, home decor, paper crafts and upcycled projects have been featured in books and magazines, at events and trade shows and online in craft TV programs. Visit Cindi’s blog at www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com for creative project ideas, tutorials and more.