Good Morning! It is looking to be a beautiful day here in Ohio. I hope it is lovely where you live!
I am so enjoying creating projects with the gorgeous Word Images at Word Art Wednesday this month!! Today I would like to share an altered cross I created featuring Word Art with Matthew 6:21 ~ "Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." This is such a great reminder to reflect on what I am treasuring and to realize that is where my heart will follow.
Here is my project with this wonderful Word Art image:
Be sure to drop by Word Art Wednesday to see what their fabulous DT has created with this Word Art!
Word Art ~ I printed the Word Art onto a piece of cotton canvas. No, it was not printable canvas. I printed the Word Art onto a sheet of printer paper, then cut the fabric to size and adhered it over the printed Word Art using repositionable adhesive. I then ran it through the printer again. I pulled out some threads on each side and inked to distress.
Handcrafted Flower ~ I just bought the Donna Salazar Bitty Blossoms Die set. I have been wanting this die set for months, and was thrilled to finally create with it!
Trinkets ~ I have an assortment of fancy metal trinkets, corners, keys and clocks, and I pulled from my stash of goodies for these.
Mixed Media ~ I started with a simple, wood stained cross I found at a thrift store for less than a dollar. I sanded lightly and applied a rather thick coat of modeling paste to the front and sides of the cross, then took some punchinella with square openings - kind of like mesh and pushed it into the wet modeling paste here and there to give texture. When Dry, I brushed on white gesso. I let this dry again and spritzed on several shades of glimmer mist and spray ink - mostly browns.
Vintage Hymn Page ~ I am so blessed to have been given two small, vintage hymnals that are tattered and well - falling apart. Because they are in such rough shape, I don't hesitate to tear them apart. I found the hymn, Wonderful Peace, which includes the words treasure and heart. I tore them out, inked just a little, then Mod Podged to the cross along with a couple other snippets. Once the Mod Podge was dry, I applied some crackle accents over the hymn pieces. While still wet, I sprinkled on a few silver micro beads.
Mod Podge and Lace ~ Once all this was dry, I cut a piece of black lace and placed it on the cross. I brushed the entire cross, including the lace with Mod Podge and allowed to dry before adding the metal trinkets and flower.
Alcohol Ink ~ The heart clock was too shiny silver looking, so I pulled out my alcohol inks and dabbed some onto the clock and hands.
I also have some exciting news to share with you.
My Peaceful Day by the Sea layout was selected as the winner for the Peace challenge at Bird is the Word. What an honor!!
Thanks for all who went to May Arts to vote for my You Mean the World to Me layout that I entered in their Ink It Contest. It was selected among the top 10 winners for the contest. Your amazing support means so much to me!!
Thanks for dropping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~