Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Two Heart Journals - July and August



The challenge for July was to use two heart shaped sheets of transparency and to encapsulate some item that have some dimension to them.  I chose to punch three little dragons paint them red and triple emboss them with UTEE to give them dimension, in fact they curled a bit which gave them more.  I gave them each some yellow and gold threads at their mouths to represent fire and attached them to one sheet of the transparency.   I then very carefully gold embossed the edge of the heart, slow heat so that the film did not warp.  The other heart I edged with gold alcohol ink and then joined the two together with gold eyelets.   A Chinese cube with a bell inside and a tassel was added to the bottom and a red and gold braided toggle at the top.

Sorry I was late with this one.



The challenge for August is to use only blue, green, brown and white acrylic paint with a palette knife to create a landscape and to add some decoupage pictures and to varnish it.


I wanted to create a seaside picture with the colours and the images of the seagulls fitted in perfectly.  I heated some white acrylic paint at the bottom until it bubbled and then scraped the brown paint over the texture to give the look of rocks in the water.  Sorry for the shine on the left hand side, I'm not a very good photographer.

17 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm in love with those dragons. They are super. And I enjoyed your August challenge, too.

I missed you and can now see why you were gone. A new garden takes forever to design and create. I hope your autumn garden is successful.

Monique A. said...

Ils sont superbes tous les deux, bravo à vous.

heartjournal2012 said...

Hi Paula!! love both! very diferent styles!! the little dragons are a great idea! and this seaside landscape is just amazing!!
Thanks for playing!
lilibulle/esther

lafée said...

deux cœurs magnifiques bravo!!!

momobert said...

I first saw your dragons heart, which I really fell in love with. Then I saw your sea landscape; this is fabulous, the colours are so vibrant...the landscape looks so real. I can hear the seagulls :-)

I love them both. Bravo!

OPALE said...

They are both of them beautiful. Bravo

oscartounette said...

2 beautiful hearts ! The August heart makes me feel I'm on the sea... The waves are almost real...

MARCH said...

magnifiques <3

munette said...

superbe

créannie said...

belle réussite !!

deco dp said...



Woaouhhhhhhhhhhhhh ils sont splendides *
bravo
md

jacquelinem01 said...

both of them are beautiful, but the colours of the landscape are really great !

Chtikat said...

Two beautiful hearts, I prefer the first one !
Catherine from France

Gio said...

Passion and deep ocean...two beautiful pieces, Paula. Brava!

sylvie said...

superbes !!!

Monique A. said...

Très beaux ces deux coeurs, avec une préférence pour le paysage marin.

Sôso said...

Ouah c'est magnifique ce coeur d'aout, les mouettes et surtout le fond de l'eau !!! moi j'ai eu du mal...