Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Trap Called Love

We're still having fun in the Leigh SB Designs My Dark Valentine hop...
Of course one can be trapped by Love.  Stupid Cupid doesn't always get it right, in any period.  Steampunk, electronicpunk (?) got mashed up with Finnabair and Michael deMeng styles too.
I scored some mdf hearts about 160mm across (that's just over 6") earlier this week, just in time!
 Silly me didn't take photos during...
One of those heart valves is a romantic apothecary's bottle with a lock of hair from 2 lovers (?) entwined together forever (or until someone breaks the glass, or uncorks it).  The cork was painted a bit darker, and we are waiting for the Triple Thick to finish drying clear.

Cupid itself is hanging on by a thread - or is that a wire from the pacemaker!

Although most of the piece got the black gesso undercoat, the clear plastic odd shapes (rough-cut diamonds?) were left alone:

Instead of sprays and washes, most of the colour was interference paints (Jacquard's highlighter blue is particularly strong, so it got knocked back a bit).  I deliberately didn't paint up the trapped person much, leaving the deathly-dark a bit of a contrast to the colourful trap and surrounds.
Leave some love, then hoppity hoppity


  1. OMG!!! This piece is AMAZING, Anne! So much to look at and it all tells such a story. The TRAP is especially brilliant. I'm still drinking in all the gloriously macabre and melancholy details. Love, love, LOVE! xxD

    1. Thanks Donna. I left the trap a bit shiny (brilliant haha) on purpose.

  2. Fabulous heart full of embellishments and texture!

  3. Wicked cool, love all the yummy colour and textures!

  4. Oh my Gosh !!! That is a wondrous my mind it is a huge monster of a heart trap eternally searching for new victims XXX

    1. That's right Gina - the "latch" still lifts, so when that one has been absorbed, it resets to catch another :)

  5. Awesome heart Anne! Love all the texture. Enjoyed reading your comments!

  6. Oh, absolutely amazing. Such gorgeous texture and all those little pieces... it sooooo rocks !! x


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