Monday, March 4, 2013

Layer it on

This weeks challenge over at the Frilly and Funkie blog is Layer it On and share a Word. I saw this saying at the vets office a few weeks ago and just loved it. I knew I had to do something with this as a tribute to the little fur balls that we have lost recently. This challenge has motivated me to get the idea out of my head and onto canvas.

I used white acrylic paint mixed with Iced Spruce Distress re-inker for the first layer.

I then added some dictionary paper here and there. I inked the paper with Iced Spruce and Black Soot Distress ink before adhering it to the canvas.

Next step was the heart. I wanted the heart to pop up a bit so I decided to used Modeling Paste colored with Victorian Velvet Distress re-inker. I used a chipboard template that I made and spread the modeling paste around it.

I wanted the paw prints to go across the entire canvas and through the heart. I had to make my paw print stamp out of black foam as I did not have one. This was a bot tricky, but I was happy with how it came out.

I used Black Archival ink to stamp the paw prints across the canvas and into the wet modeling paste.

After this was all dry I added the words with white letter stickers I had on hand. I adhered them to black cardstock and then cut them out and inked the edges with a White Paint Dabber. I also went over some of the raised areas in the heart with a lighter mix of white acrylic paint and Victorian Velvet Distress re-inker.

The final layer was a vintage piece of lace and the word I really wanted to pop off was Heart. I used Grunge board letters that I covered in dictionary paper and inked with Victorian Velvet Distress Stain.

As always thank you for stopping by and I hope you found some inspiration in my post.


  1. What a lovely tribute. So sorry for your loss. We just lost our feather baby so I might tweak this idea to make a tribute to her.

  2. Great tribute to you pet. They are always part of the family and not easily forgotten.

  3. What a cute idea and a sweet saying. It's so darling, I love it!

  4. I love everything about this, it's very special. Thanks for describing the steps you took in creating your art. I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope that this project helped with your healing :)

  5. Stacy, I'm sorry for you loss and hope that creating this piece helped you rest your thoughts. It's a beautiful tribute to those you lost. No truer words were ever spoken. Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

  6. Oh Stacy. I have to confess to being a dog person but I was genuinely moved by this tribute to your wonderful pets. They really do have such a positive effect on us. Such a cleverly thought out and executed canvas too. I love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, hugs Jenny x

  7. This is beautiful and a wonderful way to remember your fur babies.