“Trust Your Heart” Mixed Media Canvas

Good Morning Creatives!

I just wanted to share a little project I did a few months ago, but never got around to publishing.

While I was at the Saving Grace Mentor/Mentee Retreat in September, I had a little “free” time to just play around and decided to make this mixed media piece.

I have always LOVED collections Glitz Designs. Sadly, they are no long in business, so anytime I find any of their paper at Tuesday Mornings or a scrapbook sale, I ALWAYS snatch it up.

The collection I used here is called “Dance in Sunshine” and I have been hoarding it for a while because it is so hard to find. Like many mixed media pieces, I started by tearing pieces and then using Mod Podge to layer them. This allowed me to use many different patterns and colors in my background.

Then I used 3 rectangles as mats for my quote, which came from a Hobby Lobby Pocket Pages card set.

I also found this great older chipboard piece that looked like a stamp. I added depth to my mixed media background.

Using paints like Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Glam, Heidi Swapp Color Shine and some acrylic Paints by DecoArt, I had fun splattering and dripping and just NOT having a plan.

I was able to stamp, splatter, dribble, distress until my heart was content!

Closing Thoughts

It has been a while since I was able to just create without having an “assignment.”

Being able to just sit and play was so refreshing. I think this quote was perfect because that is truly what art is…learning to trust your heart. It’s about letting go of what “should be” and just allow things to happen. It’s about going in sometimes with a plan, sometimes with a vague idea and sometimes with not thought at and just DOING IT.

If you follow me , you know that I have a tattoo on my right wrist that says “Genesis 1:1.” I got this tattoo because the first 5 words in the Bible are “In the Beginning God Created…”

Sometimes us as humans just need to create. Sometimes it’s with paint. Sometimes it’s with food. Sometimes it’s in marketing. We all have a THING in our lives that is a creative outlet and gives us that release from “normal” life.

I hope today you will take the time to find that outlet in you own life and find some release from the stress of day to day life.

XOXO,

Keri