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Spread Love by Wendy Aspinall

Spread Love not Hate by Wendy Aspinall

HELLO EVERYONE! I am Wendy and I have come over from the Relics and Artifacts Muse design team to play with some of the Art Foamies and Rubbermoon stamps. 
We live in extraordinary times, each one of us can decide if we want to spread love in the world or hate. Never has loving thoughts and actions been so important to spread in the world. With this thought in my mind when I was asked to prepare a guest blog post for Art Foamies’s blog. I thought what if I made a key holder to place just near the door so as I picked up my keys to go out I would be reminded of this important message.

Today's project features: 
I started by making some of my own printed tissues paper. I sprayed the tissue with Delusion Shimmer Inks in Hot Pink and Periwinkle Blue. 
When the tissues are dry I randomly stamped the tissues with Balzer Designs | Writer's Block and Kae Pea | Microcosms. Don’t be afraid to overlap the stamps. When dry, I added Distress Oxide Spray in Mustard Seed and let dry again. 

Tear the tissues in pieces. I especially like to use the tissues over white acrylic so when you glue them down they go transparent and make a beautiful effect. But let’s get on with our Love not Hate key holder project.

The canvas is approximately 4 x 4 inches, I started the first layer with white gesso, covering the whole canvas giving a smooth surface for the other layers to come.
Once the gesso has dried, I added a layer of Craft Smart acrylic paint in Peacock Blue to the side and edge using a large flat brush. Let dry. Then I glued on the pieces of tissue with Mod Podge in Matte finish and added a layer of the glue over the whole surface.
With white gesso, paint the shape of a heart onto the middle of the canvas. 

Spray the Sandra Evertson | Ex Voto Heart and  Sandra Evertson | Ex Voto Heart stamps with more of the Delusion Shimmer Spray in Hot Pink and then brush on white.

Stamp in the middle of the canvas. Set aside to dry.  
Now ink up the Sandra Evertson | Ex Voto Heart again with StatzOn Ink in Jet Black and stamp over the previous impression. Let dry again.
Use a Posca paint pen in white to outline the heart and wings and flames and add dots. Also ink up the ArtFoamies with StatzOn Ink in Jet Black and randomly print all over the canvas. Also ink Sandra Evertson | SE6009C - Sacre Coeur and add the tiny heart in right corner. Color in with a Posca paint pen in Silver. You can add some of the tiny hearts to the sides too.
Stamp out the saying with tiny alphabet stamps on card stock. Cut and glue onto heart. 
Add some water soluble wax crayon in yellow and green, blending it with your finger. Lastly I added some alcohol ink drips using Tim Holtz Adirondack Earth tones in Ginger.
Predrill a hole for the 7/8 inch cup hook and then screw in the hook. You may need a pair of pliers to tighten it.
Lastly staple a square of decorative paper on the back of the canvas and add a hanging fitting.

I used my favorite colors but this would look just as pretty in any color combination to suit your home. I hope you will have ago and spread your love where ever you go.

Hugs and LOVE



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