Saturday, July 11, 2015

She Art with the Close To My Heart Canvas

Welcome back to the Treasure Trove!  I've been noticing this artsy trend on Pinterest called She Art.  It's a mixed media art where you make a representation of yourself.  I have seen some really beautifully done ones using Close To My Heart supplies.

One thing I didn't notice was any that represented Plus Sized women.  I don't know if this is because it's easier to make petite size women in artwork or if nobody plus sized has posted theirs online.  Heck, maybe the ones online used some sort of template.

Either way, I decided to try my hand at it and to represent myself as a larger woman.  Honestly, I am really proud of how it turned out.  I think it really is a piece of art.

I used Close To My Heart B&T papers and cardstocks for paper piecing, as well as stamping and distressing techniques.  I also included some coloring by hand with watercolor pencils and ShinHan Twin Touch markers.  The doodle lines were done with a journaling pen.  The whole thing was mounted on a 6x6 canvas from Close To My Heart and sealed with Modge Podge.

I started by finding an image on Pinterest that I wanted to use as a template.  This is the image I found.

Quite the transformation, don't you think?  Let me know in the comments and be sure to send me photos of any She Art you have tried!

You can also contact me if you want to purchase supplies to make your own She Art or go to my shopping site.


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