Thursday, 14 February 2013

Queen of Hearts Challenge

I haven't been posting for a very long time, I hope I'm back on a regular bases now. I missed last years Quietfire Design Queen of Hearts challenge, but I had some fun playing this year. I have a couple of projects and was working on a needle felted wristband with a heart, not quite done with that so I'll have to show that in a future post. 
Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canvas

Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canvas Journal Page
I spread gesso on a 5.5in X 7.5in piece of canvas fabric. While the gesso was still wet I rubbed on red iron oxide craft acrylic paint and pressed a texured paper towel in and lifted it off. I drew several concentrec heart shapes in the wet gesso with the end of a paintbrush. Once dry I added more iron oxide, turquoise and cinnamon brown paint.
The abouve right photo is the finished canvas, with a needle felted heart added and glued into my recycled journal.

Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canva
Queen of Hearts Mixed Media Canvas finished
This is another raw canvas with gesso and craft paint. It is about 7.5in X 11in. It's hard to see, but I used a Quietfire Design flourish stamp and some Inca Gold as well.

This is the finished canvas with a needle felted heart and a pendant charm. I plan to make a background on an artist canvas and mount this piece.


Yogi said...

lovely. Love the felted hearts. They add a warm touch.
Have a great day

Yogi said...

lovely projects. love the felted hearts, they give a nice warm feel to the pieces.

Mary-Beth said...

Joanne!! It's so good to see you doing art and posting again! I love your pieces!


Jane said...

Very nice Joanne! I love your felted works of art especially the hearts. I learned how to felt this past year. You can have a peek at my blog

Robyn said...

All lovely and heartfelt(LOL)!
wonderful to see you typing at us again.
Joanne you have been missed!

Beth Akins said...

Joanne- it's beautiful- I love the felted hearts! So nice to see some work and hear from you!!

Susan King said...

Glad to see you back, Joanne!

Charmaine Stack said...

Welcome back to blogging! I like the turquoise and red combo. Felting intrigues me. Maybe one day...

Quietfire said...

Awesome to see your artwork again Joanne! LOVE the felted hearts! Thanks for playing in the Queen of Hearts Challenge!

Ruby's Girl said...

Yeah Joanne! I am so happy to see your artwork again. I hope that you continue to blog again as you are one of my favorite bloggers , I love you QoH entry, and in answer to your ? No I have not started my tea cozy yet. Been working on a felted tree trunk for a miniature challenge due in April only. Still need to photograph my QoH too. Yikes! I have been house sitting for Brother and all of their pets. I will let you know when I get the tea cozy done tho! hope you and yours are all feeling good these days? Judy