Queen of Hearts

Queen of Hearts

I have the wonderful opportunity to guest design at Mixed Media World. I chose to make this creation that evolved the more I added and altered it. I call it my Queen of Hearts.


So without further ado.

Frame: I used an 5 x 7 inch canvas frame and used the back side of it. After applying a layer of gesso as a primer I decoupaged some tissue paper randomly on the canvas and around the sides. I then used a stencil and molding paste to add more dimension to the piece. I even added texture to the center knowing I would eventually be covering a majority of it up. I used a combination of Alcohol Inks and Lindy’s Sprays to give the right color combo I was looking for.


Lots of texture and colour.


Relic: I found the relics that would work and fit with still giving some area to see the background. I then Applied a thick layer of texture Paste Graphite (Finnabair) to the lower portion of the Imperial Egg, after drying, a layer of white gesso on both top and bottom portions. I again used the alcohol in to give it the vibrant red colour.


The top valleys of the egg where filled with glitter glass and then filled over with some liquid glass. ( Side Bar: I should have used some Ice Resin for a clearer dried end result, but 1. didn’t want to mix it up for such a small amount, and 2. I am impatient and didn’t want to wait 24 hours for dry time.) After both pieces were dry I then used a hogs hair brush and dry brushed a fine layer of black gesso over the whole piece.


After adhering the imperial egg to the base, From past experiences, there is a right way and a wrong way to put the base and relic together. Patiences is a virtue here. I used some “Loctite” Super Glue Gel Control to apply the diamond chain around the base. It gives enough time to work with the piece.

Then was just adding the finishing touches and embellishments. The red and black reminded me of a deck of cards and the Imperial Egg itself reminded me of Alice in Wonderland’s Queen of Hearts. So hence the composition was born.


I want to thank Mixed Media World for this fabulous opportunity. I am over the moon with joy.






Prima: Art Ingredients: Micro Beads Black,  Glass Glitter Pitch Black, Crimson Red, Wire Thread Gray, Art Basics: Heavy Gesso White, Heavy Gesso Blackm 3d Matte Gel, Heavy Body Gel, Art Extravagance Texture Pastes Graphite, Alphabet Cards, Vintage Art Decore Baroque 3.

Relics and Artifacts Imperial Eggs.

Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Black Orchid Silver Starburst Rambling Rose Pink

Tim Holtz Adirondac Alcohol Ink:  Slate, Red Pepper, ideology tissue Wrap Postal,

Studio 75 Stencil.

Liquitex Modeling Paste.

Golden Artist Soft Gel.

May Arts Ribbons, 3mm Red Diamond Chain.

TCW Mini Screen Print.

CTMH Liquid Glass.

My Stash, paper Flowers, Black Glitter, Red Ribbon

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2 Responses to Queen of Hearts

  1. Torsa Saha says:

    it’s a stunning piece of work !! awesome !! tprsa

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