Another quick post today as I am off to work in the shop this afternoon & then it's straight out again to teach our next workshop featuring Zentangle & dreamweaver stencils (see previous posts).
Tonight is our second Zentangle workshop & I'm intrigued to see how tonight's group get on in comparison to our first which was on the 16th.
Hopefully I'll remember to take some photos so I can show you.
I wanted to show you something heart related today as we are fast approaching Valentine's day, although my heart isn't red or pink.
The shop deliveries of Valentine's cards & gifts have long been arriving & are on the shelves so I thought I'd make a few heart shaped crafty items, more of which I will post at a later date.
I've also been working a lot with flower stamps & dies lately so flowers had to feature in my project too.
My daughter's name is Daisy so I always seem drawn to flowers!
I used an MDF heart from Indigoblu, primed & then painted with a pale yellow acrylic paint.
I then used a Creative Expressions mask & spread texture paste through it onto the heart.
When dry I then decided to paint over the top with the same pale yellow.
Distress inks in mustard yellow & brushed corduroy & then bronze gilding wax were blended over the surface.
The flower stamp is from Woodware & I stamped all 3 sizes several times in sepia archival ink, cut them out, added the same distress inks & layered them up, shaping the petals to add dimension.
I then added the swirls with gold pearlised pva from Creative Expressions & flat backed pearls in the centres of the flowers. Don't look too closely, the glue is still wet!
The sentiment is also a stamp from Woodware which I stamped in sepia & tore around the edges & distress inked. The final touch was the gold organza ribbon to hang.
All these products are available to buy in my shop Out Of The Blue.
I really enjoy creating these projects to show you & our customers what they can make using them.
I hope you like my project, any comments are much appreciated.
See you soon