I was lucky enough to be asked to do a project for the Paperartsy Blog For Decemebr.
This is it:-
I painted my Heart Shape with PaperArtsy Fresco Finish Paint in Mulberry and let it dry. I then painted on the PVA and Water mixture, only on parts of the Heart Shape and let that dry too. DO NOT USE A HEAT GUN AT THIS STAGE, just let it dry normally.
I wanted a more sedate cracking on the main wood shape. I used the same colours on a piece of card and used a thicker layer of the PVA solution and you will see that this gives a more distinct crack. I then stamped my sentiment in Black Archival Ink, (from PaperArtsy stamp set EDY10) onto part of this card and cut it out using a die, then edged it with gold powder, heat embossed.
The large heart was then toned down in some areas using Distress Inks to give it a less ‘bright’ finish and then I stamped some images, again from EDY10, in Versamark and embossed them using a gold embossing powder. I then coloured the flowers using the same Mulberry paint that I used for the base coat of the heart. The small verse image and the flying birds were stamped in a contrasting colour.
I added some stencilling to the background using Milled Lavender Distress Ink and some paper roses edged with the Milled Lavender.
I really enjoyed doing this project and I hope that you like it.
Our final contributor tonight is Deb Wainwright. (@lilacsparkles)