Heart Hanging

Afternoon everyone, I hope you are all having a nice crafty weekend ?
I wanted to share with a little something I have been working on for my craft room wall. 
As I mentioned on another of my posts, my friend Shary got me some chipboard bits when she went to a recent craft show, well amonst what she got me was some beautiful Hearts, As soon as i saw them I knew I wanted to decorate one for my wall. And here is it….
 Now the lovely Lisa from That Craft Place has launched her own range of stamps called Ditzie Designs…they are great and you must head over and have a look. The sentiment on this is from Lisa’s range, I didn’t want to stamp straight onto the heart as I wanted a certain “look”, so what Did was put the sentiment onto tissue paper and then using watered down PVA I applied a layer onto the heart and VERY carefully applied the tissue paper, gently using a soft brush I applied a layer of PVA over the tissue paper. 
I love the effect this technique gives. 

 This photo (hopefully) shows the different layers, this has 3 layers of paint, starting with pink, then gren and then white. I then sanded back revealing mainly the green, but picking the pink out in certain areas.
I then went over the main part of the heart (only a tiny bit in the middle) with my distress inks & stains.
The gold around the edges is Creative Expressions Gilding wax…..this stuff is fantastic and i recommend it to everyone to try. 
You can just see to the right of the picture the text stamp that I used, I stamped using Versamark and then brushed over it with olive green Mica powder. I also used a pink pearl mica powder and brushed that over the rest of the heart to give it a nice sheen and a blush of colour.

And of course i had to add some frantage didn’t I 🙂

This one shows the sentiment better and also the effect you get with the tissue paper effect. You can also see in this picture the pink & green layers.

Well I hope you like my little heart, don’t forget to head over to That Craft Place to check out the rest of the range. 

Crafty Hugs x 

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Love this idea Tracy, the outcome is so pretty x x x

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