This piece started as a plain artist canvas. I mounted a paper mache box on the back of the canvas, inside the wood frame then cut a whole in the canvas itself to create the niche.
I covered the whole thing with molding paste, a texture paste and several kind of paint.
The heart is made from celluclay and the corners are some Tim Holtz pieces that I nailed on and banged the heck out of with a hammer.
I really love how it turned and and I'm really glad that I get to keep this one.
(this is the first post I've created using Flickr's "blog this" feature. My image is apparently too big so the edge is cut off. If you click on it, it will take you to the whole image on Flickr.)