Anyway I'm here to show you my Paperartsy Heart which is a complete disaster lol. Over at Paperartsy the designer is the awesome France Papillon and she has done some amazing projects. One of them is a hanging heart, the heart she used was paper mache but I didn't have one so I used a polystyrene heart which was a huge mistake. In the end I managed to make something half decent but I am no way happy with it, but that's the way we learn, practice practice practice :-) all details of what I used is at the bottom of the page plus a funny picture of what happens when you don't think before you spray!!!
France was playing with alcohol inks then covering with fresco paint,
stamping with fresco paint then sanding some off. Apart from a few chunks flying out
of the polystyrene heart Eeek it was all going so well that I also did the same
by cutting the Paperartsy tall heart die out of card to play
some more. It was absolutely gorgeous and
my new favorite is now Fresco claret. So when I sanded it looked
a gorgeous dull colour really shabby chic. Now the next step was to use bees wax and
I didn't think Ms Polystyrene Heart would appreciate that
and may melt, so I used a spray varnish instead, BIG mistake,
the dull alcohol inks turned bright orange, it looked so bad I had to re stamp!!!
I have been brave enough to send the card to a special friend but
not sure what to do with the other, could be bin fodder again lol.
It didn't matter how many layers I put on the
polystyrene still shown through like mini round patches.
And of course the bright red. It's funny really as I had made a dangly
in a more red colour but it didn't go so I made
a wine colour, but now after the varnish I should have kept with the red lol
Mr Dangly with Ms Polystyrene Heart ;-)
Closer picture of tag, I used claret as the base,
then crackle and snowflake on top.
And my card :-)
Now I haven't gone mad, but when I'm in the
zone I do silly things, yesterday when I went outside to spray
the varnish it was extremely windy so I used the bin which
was closest to the out house so I could run in there after lol.
Well I forgot to bring paper out with me and
being in the zone I thought it would be ok.
Now don't get me wrong, you could see the varnish a little
bit, like a darkened spot but it was fine
Hmmmmmmm then came the rain, this morning it looked like this,
I have now put my Art mark on the bin lol
Very nice texture actually with a bit of bird poo mixed in (yuk)
So after the above I remembered a picture I took earlier this year,
now when I want to take a picture I want to be quick, not mess about,
it could be time I can craft. Well I wanted to take a picture
outside and decided this would look good in white, so I grabbed some
tester paint I had (now I use snowflake fresco for everything
but I certainly wasn't wasting it on here lol, I'm already on my 4th bottle!!)
I took my picture and was very happy with it and went in and carried on.
Now this was a Friday so on Saturday my partner came running
into the house saying I think we have been marked, make sure the house
is locked if your upstairs and yep he went on and on and on and on and on,
well I hadn't a clue what he meant, I know he thought we might
get burgled but I hadn't seen any white cross, so he
took me outside and well, errrrr he knew straight away when he looked at
my face that I had done it lol.
Right I think I waffled on for too long, got to go and add crackle on my tag so I can go to bed :-)
Lots of crafty hugs
Paperartsy stamps - mini 8, swirls & curls 1, backgrounds 6
Paperartsy fresco paints - snowflake, claret, crackle medium
Paperartsy Dies - Tall heart
Archival ink pad - plum
Ranger alcohol inks - raisin, butterscotch, red pepper
Tim Holtz chit chat verbiages
Crafters Companion - spray varnish