Wednesday 20 August 2014

Hanging Heart – Create a story of soulful moments

Well August is marching on, I can't believe how quickly the months are going. Autumn is just round the corner.

I have an altered wooden heart for you today, you know the ones you can pick up for about £1.50 in the Range. I’ve tried to keep it fairly light in colour but with a vintage shabby style.

Process steps
Scrape Fresco Finish paints in chocolate, stone, vintage lace and cream over the heart and let dry.
Paint over some PaperArtsy metallic glaze and old gold FF paint.
Edge the heart with the old gold.
Splat a little victorian velvet and dried marigold distress stains on the craft mat and dip the heart in one colour at a time, mist lightly and let colour drip then heat dry, repeat for the next colour.
Make up the embellishments – the book plate, heart, bottle, metal wings and top hat were given a coat of gesso to seal them. When dry they were coated with clear distress crackle paint along with the flower, bead and butterfly.
They were all coloured with victorian velvet, dried marigold, rusty hinge and walnut stain distress stains.
The muse token,pen nib and washer were given the rusted treatment using crafty notions rusting powder.
Blend some Onyxite treasure gold over the rusted items and the neck of the bottle.
Cut a star from the industrious stickers and push into the coffee archival ink pad to colour it brown.
Distress the TH ticket, cut to shape to fit inside the bookplate.
Colour the crinoline flower with the distress stains.
Using the stuff to say set of TH stamps stamp the long set of words and cut out the ones you want for your personal quote. Edge them with walnut stain DI.
Now we are ready to assemble it all together. I was tempted to add some stamping, remnant rubs and/or texture paste to the background but in the end I didn’t because I wanted the distressed elements to stand out on the grungy base.
Hope you like my altered heart today, thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look at what I am creating.

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Enjoy the rest of the week.
hugs Brenda


Anneke said...

I adore your heart. It looks fantastic and very old.
Love the way you painted your all fits together. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.

Deborah said...

Gorgeous, Brenda. The crackle is wonderful, especially on the ornate frame. And you can't beat a pair of wings (remember when they were on *everything* a fre years ago, usually with crowns? But it's great to see them back).

debby4000 said...

I love seeing how the plaque was created, which is gorgeous by the way.

froebelsternchen said...

An amazing project Brenda!♥

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely glorious Brenda!!! Just the background on the heart itself looks totally fabulous already, but wow, that yummy crackle and wonderful colouring on all the embellies, really give this the wow factor!!!! LOVE IT!!

Unknown said...

Wow It is Fabulous, love the colours to start off with and how adding splatters have worked. Embellishments are stunning. Will have to try this, have a heart somewhere in my stash! xx

massofhair said...

Fabulous Heart, so many scrumptious textures and your colour choices are so good. Loving this project very much:-) xxx

Annie said...

Love your gorgeous altered heart Brenda. Great techniques on the background and embellishments....TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

Amanda said...

Lovely, so much lovely technique to marvel at.
Amanda x

Gina said...

Lovethat frosted rust look...very likely in the coming month :D XXX said...

Thiss fabulous hun I adore the elements, with your beautiful detail hugs cheryl xxx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic altering, love the paler colours and the aged additions.

Meggymay said...

Fantastic altering, love the paler colours and the aged additions.

Anonymous said...

The colours for the heart itself are so very much colours that appeal to me - Vintage Lace is my all time favourite craft paint (I have a favourite heritage emulsion paint as well) and then the way you gathered all those items and treated them with different surface techniques shows the depth of your knowledge.
A beautiful hanging - so wish we have The Range as I love the shape of that heart.

Paper Profusion said...

Another beauty from you Brenda, all your pieces always have artistry and design skills that sure are beyond my reach. Love the colour mix used on your embellishments. A magical heart. Nicola x

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
Stunning crackling on your elements.
The Heart looks gorgeous.

Ana K. said...

Brenda you totally rock with this creation! Fabulous texture and I love the soft colours...superb! Hugs

Netty said...

Love your altered heart, such beautiful colours, Annette x

craftytrog said...

I love this, it's beautiful Brenda!
Alison xxx

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful, I love all the pretty soft colors you used on this. The wings are gorgeous with all your treatment on them too. ~Diane

Terry said...

What a beautiful heart you have created, Brenda! Love all that crackle work on metal and so much great texture! Love this. Hugs!

Sam & Poppy said...

There is always something gorgeous to see on your blog, just love this. The texture is divine :) xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh my gosh I just wanna touch this! LOVE the texture and the crackle, especially on the ornate frame! Just gorgeous!

Jenny Marples said...

I seriously love the way you altered the embellishments for this lovely heart Brenda. Jenny x