Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Hearts For DecoArt

Good morning and happy Tuesday. A while ago I had a play with a canvas, some moulds, and just about every piece of DecoArt Media Line that I possess. This is what I made.

I started by making my plaster of Paris hearts. These are quite detailed moulds and I was very happy with how they turned out.

While they were drying I prepared my canvas. I've used doilies, and DecoArt Crackle paste through a stencil. I've also stuck various bits and bobs like sand balls and tiny beads.

When the crackle paste was dry I added lots of watery washes of DecoArt Media Paints. I then decided that multi coloured worked better in my head, so I would need a plan B. I brought out all my shades of purple and the Quin colours for their transparency.

Much nicer! You can still see the colours underneath but it has a much more coherent feel.

I love how the watery paints have pooled.

I've used gold Metallic Lustre over the heart, it gives it a wonderful shine.

So does the silver.

Stamping and embossing on tissue paper.

The sentiment has also been stamped and embossed on tissue paper, and a few sequins added to finish off. I was lucky enough to have this included in Craft Stamper magazine this month, so I'm a very happy bunny.

I'm entering this into the Mixed Media Monthly challenge Altered Embellishments.
Have a great week, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. Love your canvas and the gorgeous colours and techniques you used. Have a nice day, hugs, Valerie

  2. What a lot of work went into making this amazing canvas. It is so beautiful.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Beautiful work Sue, looks like a galaxy when a new star is about to be deep is that?!
    Donna xx


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