Wednesday, 24 February 2016

HeArt Art with a twist

Hi All

So we have got Valentines Day out of the way, and unless we are making cards etc for loved ones or the occasional wedding.  I know i tend not to bother too much about hearts.  However, we all like extra usage out of our stamps so here is alternative use, which I am sure some or all of you will have already thought of  - turn hearts into petals and make up a flower.

This was quite a simple canvas and came from an idea about using the three colours of Distress Paint which were sitting on my desk! Weathered Wood, Frayed Burlap and Victorian Velvet.  The three colours are all quite muted colours and as paints personally come into their own, working really well with each other.

I started off with a 12 x 12 canvas and added grunge paste through The Artistic Stamper Chevron 6x6 and Large Dot 6x6 Mask with Grunge Paste  

Whilst i was waiting for the Grunge past to dry I stamped 8 of the large hearts from the Roses are Red Plate with Black Archival Ink onto Tim Holtz Grunge Paper

And then cut them out and painted with a quick coat of Gesso not quite sure why as I didn't really need to!!

And also stamped the Chinese Background stamp onto a piece of beige tissue paper again with Archival

Then painted stripes in Weathered Wood and Frayed Burlap overlapping as i went across

Whilst waiting for the stripes to dry I painted all of the hearts with the Victorian Velvet.  The paint comes out a beautiful dusky pink, far less muted than the Distress Ink

I then stamped each heart with the Dots Background A6 stamp using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink

I also went around the outside edge of each heart with Ground Espresso Ink

Using the Dots Background again i added some Victorian velvet paint and stamped some random dots directly onto the canvas, and also added some bottle top marks from the lids of the three colours

Ripped up pieces of the tissue I had stamped with Chinese script and added that to the canvas using Prima Soft Matt Gel

And added the heart petals to make the flower using Prima 3D Matt Gel This gel is absolutely amazing.  You can use it through stencil or as an ordinary glue however if you put a dollop of it onto a project it will stay raised so that you can add dimension really easily.  Plus it adheres pretty much everything including metal and it dries really quickly.  You do have time to move it but you do need to be quite quick if you do.

I stamped the lovely flourish from the Swirls Splats and Dots Plate onto white white tissue and carefully tore around the edge.  I also stamped Follow your dreams from  Journaling Words #1 onto a bit more of the beige tissue and added it onto a piece of cardboard and painted in Weathered Wood and Frayed Burlap but when mounting ensured the colours were the opposite of underneath!  Stuck down the tissue with the soft matt gel 

I made three smaller hearts and coloured the same as the large ones however, this time i used Ground Espresso Ink to add the dots as well as to edge

Added a metal embellishment and a glass bead from my stash and there it is!
As always do let me know your thoughts good and bad, and don't forget to add your project to the blog, we do enjoy seeing what you have produced and you still have a few more days to go.

Happy Crafting Debs


Sid said...

Great hearty flower !

Sara Barker said...

Great use of those hearts! beautiful design and fabulous colors. Thank you for a great tutorial! Hugs!

Debs Smith said...

Thank you Sid and Sara. Glad you liked it. X