Hello folks. I hope the weather hasn't been too bad where you are today. We've had torrential rain this afternoon, which has left our garden water logged again!! I have heard that there's going to be another mini heat wave soon, so we'll look at this as a blip!
Now on to a recent project. I decorated an MDF heart that I bought at the NEC last year. I don't know why it takes me so long to use my new stash! Is anyone else like this or is it just me?!!
I painted the heart with purple acrylic paint, then applied PVA glue and painted a layer of cream acrylic paint. Heating with my heat tool gave me a lovely crackled effect. I learnt this technique at a Sheena Douglass workshop and this is the first time I have got it right since!
Next, I stamped the Sheena Douglass swirls and butterflies with various Adirondack and Distress inks. The final layer of stamping, including the sentiment, was with Brilliance pigment inks which I then embossed with clear powder.
I covered the back of the heart with a pretty mini daisy print paper and used the off-cuts to make roses and cut swirls with a Marianne die.
For the finishing touches, I sprayed the plaque with a protective layer of gold Spray & Sparkle, then I coloured cream seam binding tape with Distress ink and attached it to the top of the heart.
This was a present for an incredibly brave family, for whom butterflies hold a special meaning.
I really enjoyed making this plaque and am looking forward to doing another one.
Hope you're all having a lovely, crafty weekend xx