Hearts Galore Collaboration!

 

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I am still dabbling with gel medium transfer!  When I gathered a little pile of random heart shapes I knew it would make a fantastic mixed media collage. I wanted to  feature a gel medium background instead of paper decoupage which is “old stuff” now.  LOL

 

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Heart Shapes to Make a Collage

 

I purchased some cool background papers on Etsy, printed them and made a sample of the pattern.

 

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Then I tried the hearts on the paper to see if my idea was going to work!

 

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Put a good coat of gel medium on the canvas.  Then place the squares of background paper face down rubbing out all the bubbles.

 

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When the paper is COMPLETELY dry, put the canvas under running water and rub, rub, rub.  Gently rub off all the inkjet paper and a delicate background is exposed.  When the canvas was dry I used acrylic paint to cover the sides and applied some German die-cut foil trim to the edge.

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I hurried to attach the hearts with Aleene’s Tacky Glue and took a quick photo so I could contact a wonderful blogger: Elsie!  Her blog is Ramblings of a Writer   and I was curious if she would be interested in writing a poem for the center heart shaped cookie cutter.  I wanted her to see the collage so she could get a visual of the size and the collection.

I was thrilled she consented and had a poem for me the same day!  She specializes in technical poetry which is beyond my comprehension.  I can’t wrap my head around  tanka and bussokusekika  poetry but I do know when words are so aptly stated that they jump off the page.  Elsie’s poetry does that, however her poem was longer than I could fit in my heart shaped cookie cutter so I only used the first paragraph.

 

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It was a fun collaboration and I appreciate Elsie (who lives in New Zealand!) participating. A big thank you to Elsie!   You can read the complete poem:

Mixture of Haiku/Senryu, Tanka, Bussokusekika Poetry for the Heart

There is a big estate sale in the morning….I can hardly wait to see what I will find!TGIF!

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

9 thoughts

    1. Thanks so much for your beautiful poem, I wish it could all fit on my collage, but the words that I did use said exactly what I wanted to say with the collage!!!!! You are so talented and I appreciate your blog and your sweet encouraging spirit! YOU ARE A BLESSING!

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