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