Saturday, 27 February 2016

The Craft Barn Fortnightly Challenge - Hearts

The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge has become a fortnightly challenge to fit in with the Alpha/Dictionary Challenge.

The challenge this fortnight is to use a heart(s) but not a red one in a project.

Some time ago I bought a bag of oddments of Christmas Decorations from the charity shop and there was a rather sad looking heart amongst them and this seemed the ideal opportunity to dust it off and give it new lease of life.

I gave the heart a couple of coats of gesso to cover the remains of gold paint, glitter and a large blob of glue that I coudn't remove. I then painted it over with two layers of Paperasrtsy (PA) Fresco paint. I used the same colour to paint a piece of tissue paper before stamping script on it. I tore the tissue into pieces and glued it to the heart with PA Matte Glaze. I had intended to then paint the heart all over with the glaze but I got carried away making up the flowers and forgot! The flowers were die-cuts from scraps, spritized with water and screwed up and left to dry naturally before carefully opening and gluing together. A pearl bead was added to each of them. A little Distress Ink was rubbed over the edges of the flowers and the leaves and attached to the heart.

Heart Decoration Recipe
Claude Hellmuth Studio Gesso
PaperArtsy - Ice Blue, Matte Glaze
Ranger Archival Coffee
Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Crafty Individuals Stamp - CI-161
Tim Holtz Alterations - Spring Greenery 659573
Tim Holtz Alterations - Flower Garland 657824
Plastic heart
Tissue paper
Pearl beads


Jane said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for entering The Craft Barn Challenge.
Jane x

buterfliecrafter said...

what a great upcycling project, done with so much love.