‘may your life together be full of love, and your love full of life’
(words used are from a Penny Black Stamp)
This was quite a bit of fun. Not really into ‘abstract’ type art, but enjoyed the process immensely. I originally used the initials of my daughter and son-in-law as well as the date of their marriage. Wasn’t happy with how the stencil worked out for the initials, so once again, used gesso to erase the problem. I know everything does not have to be perfect on this journey, but I really need to ‘like’ the finished result, especially after putting so much time and effort into it.
I wanted to add a little colour, and as my daughter is enjoying an embroidering hobby, decided to trace various sized hearts from a stencil. I then pierced with an awl all the way around, and then backstitched using red embroidery thread. Once finished, I still thought it needed a little something more. I printed a photo of a flower arrangement from the wedding reception onto sticky-back natural canvas, added the initials and then inserted into large heart.
Did some shading with a Faber Castell pen and inked the edges with Green Distress ink. The background story consists of book paper, paper pattern, patterned paper, washi tape, and a few other bits and pieces.
Double spread of finished project
Close up of large heart and 'rings'
Close up of words
Close up of one of small hearts
(for A & D)