Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Hopeful Love

It's my turn over at Country View Crafts Challenges.  The theme is still Hearts.  Here is my project....

I started off with a chipboard Heart and Deco Art Texture Sand Paste.

I spread the texture sand in a couple of areas of the heart and left it to dry.

Once dry, I set about using Deco Art Mixed Media paints and covered the heart in Quinacridone Red and Quinacridone Burnt Orange.

Once this was dry, I added more colour to add shading and depth (that sounds like I knew what I was doing - lol!! 0 I just pay until I'm happy)

Next, I stamped a Tim Holtz Ponderings quote onto Tissue Wrap.  This was then added to the heart with Matte Medium.

It was at this point I realised that this should have been the second step of my project as the tissue paper was not coloured.  To rectify, I added the same coloured paints and tried to blend the tissue into the heart as much as possible.  This is how it was after the painting.

To finish I edged the heart with black paint.  I also added lots of watch parts and Prima mechanicals.

I punched a hole and added brown twine.

Here is a close up of the texture on the heart.....

I really enjoyed this project and actually learnt things from it too! 

I hope that I have inspired you to join in the challenge this month - there is still time - and a gift voucher up for grabs.

Thanks for looking.


  1. love that heart, great texture - and a lovely sentiment too!

  2. Gorgeous project. Love the sentiment and all the 'broken' watch pieces.

  3. This is gorgeous Miriam, I love the textures and that quote xx

  4. A beautiful heart Miriam xxx

  5. So much beautiful texture! I love that quote!

  6. This heart is really beautiful, Miriam!

  7. I love this Miriam. Sorry to be so late to comment...beginning to wake my ideas up. Great choices of materials and wonderful sentiment. Love it! Xx😊