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Rising Spirit Relics & Artifacts Project

"Nothing splendid was ever created in cold blood. Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart." — Arnold H. Glasgow

I think I am the only left in the office who hasn’t worked with Sandra Evertson’s Relics and Artifacts. For months I have been resisting painting one, because I am still traumatized by my attempt to paint them a vibrant turquoise — in stripes, no less!

Suddenly this week, inspiration hit, and it all came together. The Relics and Artifacts paired so well with Dina Wakley’s metallic paints that this project was fated to happen.

Have you tried Relics and Artifacts yet? Share your finished artwork on Instagram using #StampingtonMade for a chance to be a featured artist on @stampington!

Rising Spirit Relics & Artifacts Project Directions:

Collage heart with vintage book text using gel medium.

While the heart dries, paint the flame with layers of silver metallic paint.

Use a foam brush to dry brush copper metallic paint to add highlights and contrast to the flame.

Use a foam brush to coat the heart with silver metallic paint. Use a dry part of the brush to dab the paint on to the heart, and create more texture.

Paint a thick layer of silver paint onto a piece of wax paper. Once dry, peel up the silver paint, break into bits, and apply to the heart to create even more texture to the surface of the heart.

Wrap rusty wire around the area where the flame and heart join, and then around the heart.

Attach metal tag with wire.

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