Thursday, November 19, 2015

Key To My Heart


Key To My Heart

I had closed the door upon my heart
And wouldn't let anyone in,
I had trusted and loved only to be hurt
But, that would never happen again.

I had locked the door and tossed the key
As hard, and as far as I could,
Love would never enter there again, 
My heart was closed for good.

Then you came into my life
And made me change my mind,
Just when I thought that tiny key
was impossible to find.

That's when you held out your hand
And provided to me I was wrong,
Inside your palm was the key to my heart
You had it all along.

- Marsha Hoyt -

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I've always loved this poem.
I was looking for a quote and found it again.
It inspired this new art piece.

I took a 6x6 stretched canvas and painted it black front, back, and sides.


While the canvas was drying I painted the heart silver.
It was red.


I used the Rock Wall stencil (TCW573) from The Crafter's Workshop and DecoArt's Crackle Paint and added it all over the canvas, front, sides and back.



I also added the DecoArt Crackle Paint to the inside of the canvas.
When it dries it gives an amazing crackle finish.



While the crackle paint was drying, I painted the key silver and added glitter.


The key hole was brown so I painted it white and added glitter.


The crackle dried I added a alpha stamp with archival ink.


I added DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Ultramarine Blue and Primary Cyan to the canvas.



I painted the heart with Primary Cyan and added glitter.
When it dried, I hung it from the eyelet and glued the key to the front.


It's great when inspiration strikes and it turns out perfect!

Thanks so much for stopping by!











9 comments:

  1. Gorgeousness Karenliz!!!
    I just love this piece! xo

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  2. And it is perfect Karenliz, love it x

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  3. What a fabulous make, Karenliz - it's amazing!

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  4. Lovely project and poem, thanks for sharing.

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  5. This is SO COOL. What a great idea!

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  6. Absolutely brilliant and that poem is truly wonderful!

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  7. This is awesome Karenliz! I love DecoArt's crackle, it's the best!
    That's a great poem too!
    Alison xx

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  8. I love, Love, LOVE this piece! It's nice to see a Non-cutesy heart. It's so elegant without being over the top glitzy. Thanks for sharing your inspiration AND the how-to. Pinning . . .

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  9. Oh what a lovely canvas Karenliz. I adore all that crackle. Lovely colors and a fabulous poem.
    Thank you for sharing this piece of art for indpiration.
    Hugs from Monica.... Spain

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