I was hoping to get this posted earlier today but time ran away with me, as it always seems to do when I'm in my craft room ! This is my DT project for the current Get Altered challenge over at eclectic Paperie. I had an absolute ball making this, I have to be honest, it was an afternoon of pure indulgence !
I started with a canvas and decided to use up some die cut letters and numbers that I'd previously cut using my Word Play die. When I attended a recent Finnabair workshop one of the things that stuck with me was when Anna said that you can use anything on your projects so I thought why not these die cut letters and numbers ! As they are made from mount board I gave them a coat of Glue 'n' Seal so they didn't start to fall apart when I applied the paint. I've also used some metal embellishments, some lace and buttons. I then gave it a coat of Stone Fresco Finish paint. The two larger hearts are wooden and I've used the TCW Spinning Tops stencil with Wendy Vecchi's Translucent embossing paste. Once dry I sprayed the larger one with Dirty Martini Dylusions spray, then decided that I didn't want to use green and sprayed it with Cherry Pie. The result was this really deep red, which I loved ! The smaller wooden heart was sprayed in the same way but it didn't go as deep a colour.
I then started to build up layers of paint starting with Irish Cream, then Moccha Mousse FF. I used a baby wipe to blend the paint around the edges of the embellishments.
I continued adding the paint and getting darker with each layer. I moved on to Chocolate Pudding and finally I added some French Roast but only around the edges and in the very centre of the embellishments next to the hearts.
I used the Spinning Top stencil again with Chocolate Pudding FF and added just a little stencilling to break up the plain areas. I then started to use Treasure Gold to highlight the embellishments. I used Ruby on the metal rose and Onyxite on the letters and numbers. Then I used Classic over the clock and around the edges.
The sentiment is from the Wendy Vecchi Love to Make Art stamp set, and I've broken it up into separate parts and blended Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Inks around the edge.
I hope you've all recovered from the festive break ! Make sure you hop over to the eclectic Paperie blog and check out the rest of the DT's fabulous projects.
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