Just finished this 3 dimensional piece yesterday. I've had the frame for while; just couldn't think of what to put in it. While at Michael's a couple weeks ago, this wooden heart caught my eye. I've always liked to paint on wood. So I got out some gloss red acyrylic craft paint and painted the top of it red. Then I etched into it with something I had on my work table (I can't really recall what it was now!) I really liked the effect; so much so, that I incorporated this same red/etching into a claybord I've been working on (photo of that soon).
I like the coppery effect on the frame and on the edge of the heart, so I also added some copper tape to the frame. It's sort of a Valentine-inspired piece, but it also feels spiritual to me.
And THIS! This is so unlike anything I've ever done before! Being on Pinterest, I think I get inspired by other artwork, and I always go for COLOR in the middle of the winter. It's Twinkling H2O's on watercolor paper. Yes, I love circles, don't I?!
Here's my budget-friendly Valentine's Day Wreath. I bought the styrofoam wreath form at Michael's with my 40% off coupon; everything else I had on hand. I wrapped the form with pink/green/white checked fabric, then made some rosebuds out of pink crepe paper. I pinned them, along with vintage valentines I had, and pieces of white paper doilies. Lastly, I made a bow out of pink chiffon I had on hand. Altogether, it cost me about $6 (today), and took less than half an hour. I am proud of myself! Creativity on a shoestring, is my love!