Not sure if I mentioned it before but I love to do assemblage from found objects. Very often it becomes very weird but I think that not all art has to be pretty, cute or "nice". My assemblage ideas came from nowhere- I found one element it goes with something else and here we go....
I humbly returned to assemblage idea last week when that lost, silver heart just caught my eye. Let me quickly explain to you where the objects came from before we move to the altering stage.
The silver heart comes from a broken jewellery, hands from a cheap plastic doll, the circle is a lid after Nivea lip balm, metal string of course from a DIY box, some random metal bits as well and the frame is a 99 pence plastic frame.
Prima chalkboard paints and this was the start. I covered the frame first in darker colour then let it dry and did dry brush with the lighter colour. The trick to that aged look is to let the first layer dry and then apply second colour in very fast strokes. For darker and more pink corners I reached for few drops of Dylusions Ink Spray. The crackle effect was my first time with Distress Crackle Paint and I liked these small, subtle crackles it creates.
Inside the frame I collaged with random bits of paper and used some Chalkboard paint as well as Distress Crackle paint. To give the whole more worn out look I used a stamp from Nathalie Kalbach N studio set Mish Mesh. I randomly stamped the frame as well.
white Dina Wakley gesso and Crackle Paint on the top (just remember that gesso has to be dry). I tried to position hands in different directions but somehow it felt right the way like just about to have a meal...Then I found two random words in the magazine: life and food.
Isn't a heart our life's food? True nutrition for our life is in our hearts where we keep love, passion and devotion...Don't you think?