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 -
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!