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 -


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!


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

  2. And it is perfect Karenliz, love it x

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

  4. Lovely project and poem, thanks for sharing.

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

  6. Absolutely brilliant and that poem is truly wonderful!

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

  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 . . .

  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