I started out with a blank canvas and used white gesso to paint over and glue down netting and cheesecloth for some fun texture. Then I stenciled on some hearts. Next, I added 3 butterflies from the Butterflies (set of 5) and again painted them with white gesso. I added color with several Lindy's mists in pinks and peachy pinks. At this point I was happy with my background and started building the center piece.
I used Graphic 45's Mon Amour collection and tore some banner strips. I used foam tape to pop up the distressed rectangle to add dimension. Then I added the Grunge Heart Corner which I painted with Viva metallic paints. I dabbed some Glossy Accents onto the grunge heart and on the canvas background and pressed in some microbeads.I topped a Washi Tape Shape Cluster with a wood veneer heart from the Conversation Hearts.
Then to gussy it all up I added some pretty Petaloo flowers and a cut-apart "Je t'aime" (I love you) from the Mon Amour collection. To finish it off, I used a pallette knife to lay down gesso around the edges creating a frame look of sorts and then raqndomly dry brushed white gesso over the entire canvas.
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