Thursday, 12 February 2009

ABAA & also Lots to Do - Metal

Apologies for combining two challenges in one but my week has been so hectic.
This is my entry for Awfully big art adventure and also Lots to do - Metal challenges.

For ABAA - The challenge was to make a milagro, I dont seem to be able to move away from canvas work right now, im enjoying it. So my milagro is a heart , as all hearts need to heal at times and faith can sometimes be hard to keep when your life travels down certain roads.

For Lots to do - The challenge was to include metal, the small heart charm is metal and also the cross on the end of the rosary that Our Lady holds.

Both images were printed in black and white and the i used blue embossing powder on Our Ladys robe, the beads on her rosary i highlighted with stickles glitter glue to make the beads stand out. The quote reads " Dont lose Faith, the answer is there somewhere" and the word faith is grungeboard coloured with brown acrylic paint.
The large heart is made with a mixture of angelina fibres over the top of a heart shaped rubber stamp.

I am pleased with my canvas and each time my faith wavers i will look at this to help me along. Thank you for visiting my blog.


Rosie said...

Great work Jaqi, and another very special message. Thanks for taking part again.
Rosie ABAA

Ang C said...

a beautiful canvas

crafty creations said...

Thanks Jaqi for joining the Lotstodo Challenge again this week with such a stunning piece of art

x Hilda

Linda said...

I think its great that you're enjoying altering these canvases Jaqi...and it shows in your work. I love the effect you've created on and around the heart; it shimmers beautifully.
Linda xx

LaY hOoN said...

Beautiful !!
Love the heart..

Sue said...

Gorgeous work of art. Love the milagro heart x

June said...

Oh Jaqi this is fantastic. I love what you did here and that faith heart is amazing !!! You are so clever

Thanks also for your kind comments on my atc's. The polyfiller worked a treat. I have never used texture paints as i have very limited funds so i tried to find an alternative which i do often with art materials to find a thrifty alternative. This worked well though but i think it needed sealing as i was afraid it might crumble if touched roughly so i sealed with a matte varnish.
Hugs June x

This is brilliant , i love it !