Wednesday, 4 March 2015
Spring has sprung with a mixed media heart ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. Today I have a decorated heart to share with you and here it is …
The front of the heart
The stamped part and those gorgeous cherry blossoms!
The other side
Love that flower and bird!
Side view - you can see the depth
A final look at the front
And the back
Created for me and especially for these Challenges:
Country View Challenge Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge Special Lady/Girly
Unruly PaperArts Challenge Colour prompt: shades of green
Phrase Prompt: I should be so lucky which I was to win the substrates
Back in January there was a blog hop at the Craft Stamper magazine which I took part in. I was very, very lucky to win a box of substrates – yay – or as I call them blanks lol! This is the first time I have tried altering one of those pieces and I was really nervous about doing so lol! It actually took three attempts to get it to this stage – yep I learned an awful lot! The heart is solid but I could not get a good stamped impression onto it (issues with my desk) so I grabbed some white tissue paper and stamped and coloured that. My first attempt was awful – the stamped and coloured stems bled so much that I ended up with a mucky sludge green colour which I hated lol! I added a couple of coats of DecoArt white gesso and that gave me a lovely blank white heart and I added another layer of tissue paper that had been stamped and coloured – result lol!
Unfortunately I forgot to photograph this as I was ‘decorating’ it – so I only have the finished photographs to show. If anyone would like me to repeat the step by step techniques let me know and I’ll whip it a quick tutorial with lots of photographs.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week/weekend ttfn Karen x
Crafters Companion Sheena Douglass stamp sets:
Martha Stewart bird mould
Heat gun; paintbrushes; pot of water
Paper/Card: snippet inky card to stamp and emboss the flower onto three times; white tissue paper*
Colours: Spectrum Noir Perfectly Primary Aquatints; WOW EP: brass sparkle
DecoArt white gesso
DecoArt Mixed Media Fluid: buff; brown; primary yellow (to colour the bird)
Ranger Archival Green IP; colouring pencils; The Works white acrylic paint
Pebeo Cernes Relief Liner gold #
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts: cherry blossoms & large rose
Glues: Maimeri Glossy Gel Medium
Other: Versamark IP; Heart Substrate # ; Fimo Light air dry clay
* the tissue paper came with an order – so I’m recycling it yay!
# no idea where you can purchase these