Thursday, 3 February 2011

JFF - Week 1 - Heartfelt Wings


Just for Fun is a brand new challenge site which I am proud to be a part of.  I have had the priviledge of choosing the first months theme.  I chose 'wings' with a different weekly theme running through it.  So this week is 'heartfelt' wings with the idea of adding a heart to your wings.


The background is one of my favourite materials, one because it's very cheap and two because it's great to work with.  After tearing the outside layer off I painted with patina green eco-friendly acrylics and contrasted some areas with black.  I cut the heart out of chipboard and run the wings through the big shot using one of T!m's alteration dies.  I then used this technique to create the texture.  Once dry I painted with bronze eco-friendly acrylic and went over the raised areas and edges with black.  I wrapped silver wire around the heart and added a few beads and sequins.  Finally I added a washer and a brad to the metal word 'passion'.

I hope you'll nip over to our new challenge blog to check it out, if you haven't been there already.

10 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Morning Sam, Great picec very matallic industrial and sooooo much texture love it! Well we are now underway with our challenge so good luck XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Bet that looks stunning in the flesh Sam with those colours :)
Luv Von x

Lesley said...

Great piece - fabulous texture.
Wishing you well in your new challenge blog.
Lesley x

LazyKay said...

Great piece, love the texture and colours.

xxxxxxxxxxxx

craftytrog said...

Fantastic texture! Love it!
The new challenge looks fab! xx

Neet said...

This is so you Sam - love the shape you have used for the heart and how textural the whole thing is.
Hope to be able to join in soon.

Angelnorth said...

Great textural piece, love it!

Sue said...

This is fab Sam, very tactile - good luck with your new blog, I really enjoyed this weeks challenge x

Netty said...

This looks great Sam, a great way to start off the new blog. Annette x

Rhonda said...

Love your heart with wings! Awesome texture, thanks for sharing your technique. Thanks for your comments on my blog and I do live close to Whistler, its about a two hour drive. I see you have been to Silver Star in Vernon as well,you do love our snow! Have a great day!

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