Monday, 29 June 2015

New Beginnings

Lesley kindly sourced me some mdf chunky atcs. I gave them both a coat of everlasting chalky paint followed by a coat of vintage. Once dry I sprayed them with media misters in turquoise shimmer, purple, black, blue and violet shimmer.

Once dry, using a template I used white modelling paste to create the heart shapes and used the pallet knife on the left one to create some texture.

I painted both of the heart shapes in dioxazine purple acrylic paint from the media range. Because I added the texture to the larger heart I was able to add metallic lustre in champagne ice and silver to enhance the texture. I stamped some script in everlasting chalky paint and on the left one black stazon using one of the stamps from Andy Skinner's industrial set.

Then I decided to do the backs too. Painted them both with amethyst dazzling metallics and added a spritz of turquoise shimmer media mister. Added stamping in black stazon from Finns sets and then using everlasting again over stamped some script using a PA mini.

Close up of the back, hopefully you can see the shimmer here.

Added some words and then decided to join them together so they would stand up on their own.

A view from the back with the hinge on.

And finally the finished project from the front withe the hinge. 

All products from DecoArt unless specified.


Helen said...

They look great, Sam - love the colours and the hearts are great - especially the big one.

Claire said...

These are lovely, the colours look great and I love the textured heart X

Corrie Herriman said...

Great colours and I love all the texture !
COrrie x

Lesley Ebdon said...

Wow, they do take the various paints and sprays, etc., fantastically well don't they? These look wonderful Sam. Love the texture both real and that suggested by the sprays on top of the paint. Those hearts look fab!

Lesley Xx

Sid said...

Love this little creation Sam !!

Chris said...

Love these Sam. Great colours and texture.

Chris xx

craftytrog said...

Great use of the DecoArt products, love this project Sam! xxx

Sandy said...

Wonderful Sam - so nice to put on a table somewhere - Art from the Heart!!
Sandy xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They are beautiful.

hazel said...

I love your chunky ATCs - beautiful colours.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Ooh, scrumptious texture and those spritzed colours are so pretty. Love the layered stamping on the backs too.
Alison xx

Sue said...

I really like this Sam, love the colours and the textures xx

Deborah said...

Don't know how they compare price-wise, but That's Crafty!'s just launched some ATC blanks - mdf, greyboard and acrylic. Including a sampler pack.

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