I created this canvas for the mixed media art class that I am taking called Lifebook. This lesson was by Finnabair. I love creating pieces with a lot of texture, so I really got into making this piece. I wanted to celebrate the connections between my mom, my sister, and me.
I started by gluing down a picture of my mom when she was younger, and all kinds of bits and pieces. I used lace, beads, buttons, watch parts, paper and fabric flowers, pieces of broken jewelry, and other odd bits.
After it was dry, I put a couple thin layers of gesso over everything.
I added some sprays and paint.
I added the heart with the picture of my sister and I to the middle. I painted over the outside area with more gesso to knock back the color a bit.
I love how all the layers of gesso and paint really highlight the texture. This piece is really special to me. I hope that you too can find art that touches your heart.