Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Have a Heart


I wanted to play with my new colours of chalky finish DecoArt paint. After a coat of gesso I painted the mdf wooden heart shape with a couple of layers of lace. Then patiently waited whilst a coat of weathered wood dried and applied a coat of romance on the top to create this fantastic crackle.


Once dried I used my finger to edge with carbon black chalky paint.


Close up of the fab crackle.



I also got some new to me stencils. I didn't realise how huge they were!!


I used black media DecoArt modelling paste through the French Script one. (Love this stuff, but you probably already know that!!)


I went back in with black to define the edges more and then when dry added a couple of coats of DecoArt media satin varnish.


And finally I added some hemp and some beads.


And the sun came out.

All products are from DecoArt.

PanPastel Uk have a theme of love is in the air.
Stampotique have a theme of it's all love and hearts.


14 comments:

massofhair said...

Fantastic heart Sam, the crackle as always is fantastic. The stencils from that range are all 12x12 but they do have smaller in different ranges, hope you get some of those to play with too.

Great to see you enjoying DecoArt and playing with their products a lot:-) xxx

chrissies said...

Wonderful effects Sam and so good that the sun shone on your heart to make it look perfect.

Love Chrissie x

Helen said...

wonderful crackle, love the colours!! really nice to see the sun out too.

Claire said...

Lovely crackle Sam! The black and red colour combo is beautiful :-)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Wow! What a difference the sun made! I love how you used the red and what amazing crackle! I like the beads too. xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow! That is so gorgeous.

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love your heart Sam it came came out fantastic. Xxx

craftytrog said...

Love it!!! xxx

Sue said...

This is really good Sam, love the crackle xx

Ruth said...

How beautiful, love your black edged heart! Ruth x

Lesley Ebdon said...

Fantastic crackle Sam and love the colour(s)

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Anjie said...

Great project. Thanks for joining us in our Love is in the Air challenge at Premium Crafts Brands Challenge blog
Anjie (DT)

Gez Butterworth said...

Totally GORGEOUS!
Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

*Arwen* said...

Fantastic heart!
Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

xx Arwen

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