Monday 23 March 2020

Courage Dear Heart by Jannet

Today I was originally going to post an Easter Wreath, but I thought at the present time we could all certainly do with some encouragement. I have made this plaque for everyone, but especially for those of us who are in the vulnerable group. 

I have always loved snowdrops - they look so beautiful and delicate. Despite their fragile appearance you often see them strongly pushing up through the frost and snow.

I used medium sized Snowdrops and coloured  them with acrylic paints. After painting the delicate white petals, I sprinkled the wet paint with ultra fine white glitter. This gave them a frosty glittery look.

For the plaque I used a 100 x 100 mm mixed media board with two holes in the top. I dabbed on DecoArt Gesso. The dabbing motion gave the Gesso some texture. Once the Gesso had dried, I painted it a lovely shade of blue.  

“Courage, dear heart!” is a wonderful quote from C.S. Lewis. I stamped and heat embossed it in white. You could of course also write a personal message onto the plaque, or print one out and then glue it in position.

  I added some white paint splatters and then adhered the snowdrops, finishing up my piece by tying some white ribbon through the holes for hanging. 

Courage, Dear Hearts! 


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1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful project, I had no idea the snowdrops were wooden, beautifully decorated xx