Never Forget by Heather Thompson

Jan 23, 2019 | Free Projects, Video tutorial

If you love a bit of grunge, then today’s project by Guest Tutor Heather Thompson is going to be right up your street! Hearts are not just for soppy Valentine’s cards! Enjoy her awesome video tutorial.

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Create an earthy, rustic canvas with a grungy heart centrepiece.

Even though I love paper creating,  I truly find myself lost within my project when I start an alterable piece; I lose track of time, and all that is around me. I find myself waiting impatiently between drying times, just waiting to get the many ideas out of my head and on to the project. This project transforms though various stages, from plain, to ugly, to finally, a unique and creative project, as you will see in the video.

As I create, I usually have a vague idea of what I want to accomplish, no plan, no blueprints, just a general idea. I am never dead set on one particular aspect of the project. For this project, the only firm idea was to use a heart as my focal point and then to have it evolve from there. Only time would tell when this canvas would be considered complete!


  • Tando Creative: Textured Hearts, Industrial Wings
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics: Vermillion, Diarylide Yellow, Pyrrole Red, Quinacridone Red, Raw Umber, Raw Sienna, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Paynes Grey, Quinacridone Gold, Carbon Black, Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media: Modeling Paste, Crackle Paint, Texture Sand Paste, Crackle Paste, Ultra-Matte Vanish, White Gesso
  • Creative Embellishments Metal Stencil

Video tutorial

Meet the author

Heather Thompson

Heather Thompson

“I am a mother of two beautiful children, Olivia and Maksim, who are the inspiration to a lot of my art. I live on a small piece of my own heaven in the central United States and I have been a trauma nurse for 17 years. I am passionate about my family, my art and my nursing.”

Blog: Heather’s Creations Inside & Out


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