With the beginning of the new year I had several fragmentary ideas in mind what I would like to do in my studio. I had never worked with the back of a canvas before and so I wanted to try that. Then, with Valentine’s Day around the corner I thought of sewing some hearts and another plan was to use bees wax again in some creations. However, every time I entered my creative space, I played around a bit with some supplies but I wasn’t inspired and ended up sorting my stash or ironing laundry. That didn’t make me too happy, LOL.
On Monday, all of a sudden, my scrappy ideas fell into place and I created a Valentine's collage on the back of a canvas, using a fabric heart and adding some bees wax.
Here you can see that I had melted bees wax on the background and as well on an old handwritten letter that I had cut into strips and adhered to the inner border of the canvas. I love to use wax on double sided book pages or letters because it makes the reverse side shining through.
Coeur is the French word for heart. I had cut it out of a French dictionary.
After I had finished the collage, I was in the mood for some more Valentine themed things and so I created these embellishments
and a bookmark.
“You complete me”
Don’t you just love that quote from the movie “Jerry Maguire”?
I used the large heart, some lace and a button to prettify a simple linen shopping tote.
Are you working on or have you finished any Valentine’s projects? I would love to hear about them.
Have a wonderful week, dear friends!