When I saw this quote, I knew I had to do something with it for a Valentine gift for Himself. It is SO us. He definitely caught my eye!
Little did I know it was going to be a major project!!
I reused a canvas from a painting that did not turn out how I wanted it to. Completely covered it with silver acrylic paint. I put it on heavy and patted the paint with a broad brush to mimic a ‘hammered’ look.
The hearts were done free hand and I did some flourishes to embellish them. So far, so good.
Then I tried to paint my quote on the first heart. Major fail…. I can’t letter worth a hoot! I admitted defeat and decided to just paint over it to use individual letters. And that is where my frustration began.
After about 7 coats of red paint you could still plainly read the words when it dried. SEVEN coats!!! I got mad and took the black paint bottle and squeezed it directly on the area. My red heart was now distinctly black. Once that dried, I did the same with the red bottle. I’m telling you… the left heart now has some major texture! LOL
But that did the trick, and I was able to finish by applying wood letters I had done up in black.
The flourishes in the corners are done with a platinum calligraphy felt tip.
I finished it this morning. Just in time to give to my Valentine.