Another paint creation for you here! A heart full of LOVE!
The heart decoration 'Paris in Springtime' was really popular, so when I was last at the Range I grabbed several of the heart decorations just in case I wanted to do another at some point. The arrival of my new Fresco Paints seemed a good time!
I decided I needed some blues and greens....I got 'Bora Bora' and 'South Pacific'. I do love pale sage green so I chose 'Sage' and 'Toad Hall'. I also got 'Stone' and 'Nougat' and I just had to get 'Chocolate Pudding'!!! I love the 'French Roast' Fresco paint but I wanted a softer brown for shading.
So today - the focus is on Aqua....so I bought Bora Bora and South Pacific out to play
I had been thinking about using string and glue to wind loops onto things and then paint over it. So that is where I began with the heart shape. I just wound swirls using fine hemp string and applied glue, very messy and I learnt quickly that it really is best to work with small lengths - I had wanted one continuous strand - but honestly it really isn't worth the horrible mess, tangles and agitation!
'Simon Says' are asking for 'Buttons' this week so I added three to the heart decoration
I applied a layer of Modpodge over the top of the string to make sure the strands are sealed. Then I painted a layer of Chocolate Pudding Fresco paint over the top. I scraped a thin layer of Crackle Glaze in the corner and applied Bora Bora that had been mixed with a little Snowflake Fresco paint.
I then dabbed South Pacific around the edges of the heart and then dry brushed Chocolate Pudding paint over the edges, dabbing some of the Bora Bora paint as well over the string and buttons. I carried on layering the colours like this until I had achieved a distressed worn vintage look.
I got some Tim Holtz Grungeboard letters and selected the word 'Love'. I painted the letters with South Pacific paint and then covered with crackle paint and when this was dry I covered with a layer of Chocolate Pudding paint and wiped off before it dried. The main covering of paint on the heart had been quite a light colour, because I had added Snowflake paint to the Bora Bora paint. As I wanted a bit of a shadow effect behind the letters, I added another layer of paint. This time I used just the Bora Bora paint and added some South Pacific into the center of the area I was painting - One of the many things I adore about Fresco paints is that even though they do have a quick drying time, they are so easy to blend and get very soft effects.
I then very lightly dabbed some Treasure Gold White Fire around the edges of the letters before gluing them to the heart.
The wooden bead that was attached to the string was given the same paint and crackle treatment as the letters, which the final touch of white fire too which adds a gorgeous gleam. White Fire was then rubbed all over the edges of the heart and across the top of the swirls to highlight them.
Rusty wire and a metal ballerina embellishment were added to the buttons
So that was the latest heart decoration.....a little brighter than my usual pale vintage creations - What do you think?
Thanks so much for popping in! - Hope to see you again soon!
I would like to enter this in the following challenges -
PaperArtsy - Inspired by Crackle and Blue
Simon Says - The Button Challenge
PanPastel - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge - Vintage or Shabby