First of all let me start by saying a huge thank you for all of your kind comments and likes on Facebook. It really means so much to me. Crafting is a chunk of my life that I adore. I frequently loose myself whilst in my crafty mode and it makes me happy, and sometimes keeps me sane. Although my OH often thinks I am loopy when a new paint, ink or adhesive arrives!
Lots of you have commented on the heart and so I decided to do a quick step by step on how they were made. I am a great believer in sharing, I have learnt so much from everyone else that I thought I would give something back.
To make the heart you will need:
Grunge board or similar chipboard that will go through a die cutting machine
White spray ink or acrylic paint
I used Dylusions spray ink melted chocolate, vibrant turquoise and calypso teal
Tissue paper with news print or you could use a script stamp
To begin I cut out 2 hearts and glued them together to make them thicker.
Then sprayed them with white linen dylusions
Once dry I gave the hearts one quick spritz of the colours so it had quite a speckled effect
Then I applied my tissue paper with modge podge.
I think adding the tissue paper adds to the the texture but you could use a script stamp.
When it was dry I inked around the edge with black inks and then sponged over the middle with antique linen.
Now for the messy part (even though my fingers are black at this stage) I stamped my crackle background stamp and applied the guilding flakes.
I then applied the crackle glaze. I tip it into an old tub and use a paintbrush as my hands can't seem to squeeze it out of the bottle but again I think it adds to the texture.
Once the crackle glaze has dried and crackled I sponged on some antique photo distress inks.
This is my first ever how to post so I do hope you have enjoyed looking at it. Please let me know your thoughts and comments, I love to here your feedback.
Clare x x x x