Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Be True - Mixed Media Paper Mache Heart

I finished the large paper mache heart that I started on Sunday.  Check it out!!

I love the way it turned out!!  I usually don't draw people or anything really on my projects but when I first saw the paper mache heart, I immediately imaged this kind of image.

I started out by prepping the heart with a layer of gesso and then I drew my focal image.  After that I added some texture with molding paste and a stencil.  Next came all the layers of color and my favorite 3-D Enamel swirls.

With the background off to a good start, I moved onto coloring her in.  I wanted her to have an ethic flair ;D

I added tons of rose and flourish rubons and a Tim Holtz heart stamp.

It took me awhile to figure out what I wanted to say and then it came to me, "Be True To Who You Are".  I added "Courage" to the TH stamp after that because it takes courage to be true to yourself.   I chose this quote because it expresses how I feel right now.  It's been just over a year since I've returned to the "creative" world.  I've always had a passion for creating but as you all know, life sometimes gets in the way.  So it had been years since I'd done any kind of creating and I was feeling unfulfilled.  I began soul searching and decided that what I needed to do was to get back in the studio and be true to myself.  I dived right in and launched Honey Bee Studios and I've been so happy with where this journey is taking me.

These days I'm even finding the courage to actually draw again :D  I still have a few more of these hearts so I see a series in my future!!  Well friends, as always, THANK YOU so much for stopping by and for all the sweet comments you leave!!

Have A Beautiful Day!!!

I entered this project in the DL.ART Thankful Thursday - March Linky Party


  1. This is amazing Norma, the detail is just 'wow'!!

  2. Girl, you are amazing!! Who would have thought that pencil drawing would turn out to be such a beautiful lady!! This is marvelous. And I love the quote. Yes be true in everything you do!! So glad you got back your Mojo, I'm loving all your fantastic pieces and getting to know you on FB.
    Paula Driver

  3. F A N T A S T I C in every way, Norma! I just knew this was going to be something amazing. I'm so glad you are back into your creative world... your love for art shows in every single project!

  4. Norma, this is stunning!! Wow, what a gorgeous, amazing project!! All of the details are so fabulous!! I love the drawing of the woman...her eyes just pull you in!! This is awesome my friend!! I'm so glad you found your way back to the studio to inspire us!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. This is amazing Norma!! WOW I LOVE it!!!
    Thanks for sharing another STUNNING piece of work :)

  6. I love it .. the textures, the colors .. too cool !!

  7. You are so Creative! Love It! Thanks for Sharing and Happy Spring! :0)

  8. Norma, this is gorgeous!!! Love it!

  9. This is totally awesome Norma! Fantastic job!

  10. Oh WOW - this is fabulous - love the wording!!! And totally envious that you were able to take a picture of this outside!! We had more blommin' snow today!!

  11. NORMA! This is amazing! It has to be an all time fave of mine! Pinned it :)

  12. This is super Norma...it is really beautiful! Love the colouring...you did a superb job with it! ;-)

  13. Norma, This is totally beautiful! You are such an amazing artist and friend! Love Love Love your work!


  14. This is amazing! Love this precious heart! So rich with color and details! She looks stunning! Hugs, Sandra


  15. Awesome!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes March Linky Party
    DIANA L.


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