Hello Stampers. Today I'm sharing an altered jigsaw piece with you. It was originally part of a Tweenies puzzle! I used the theme of Love to tie in with this month's Challenge. There's still a few days left if you want to join in!
I started by tearing off the puzzle image, then I painted it with Claudine Hellmuth dash of red studio paint. When this was dry, I painted a layer of pva glue over it. I left this to go tacky, then gently painted sky blue studio paint over the top, taking care not to mix it with the glue. I dried this with my heat gun, taking care not to bubble the paint. I love this background technique, and the way the base colour shows through the cracks. I edged the jigsaw piece with the red paint, then when it was dry, inked the piece with walnut stain distress ink. I set this with my heat gun, then stamped a few black flourishes.
Next, I took a black slide mount. I painted it with a few layers of the dash of red studio paint. When this was dry, I coated it with glossy accents. For some reason, the black of the slide mount has appeared again when the glossy accents dried, but I quite like this effect.
I stamped the mini Gibson Girl image on a piece of white card, & inked it with antique linen distress ink. I glued the image behind the slide mount, then punched a small hole at the bottom with a cropadile. I added a silver eyelet, and dangled a little friendly plastic heart charm from it. I added a torn, crumpled & inked piece of book page to the jigsaw piece, then glued the slide mount over the top.
I stamped 4 flowers on a book page, using the free Artistic Stamper flower stamp from the March Craft Stamper, cut them out, then crumpled them up. I layered the flowers together, added a red button, then glued them to the jigsaw piece. Finally I added a silver eyelet to the top, & threaded it with red ribbon.
Thanks for looking!