Monday, January 21, 2013

Trust Your Heart

I'm finally getting things back to normal after the holidays. Add to that having internet troubles and a minor car accident last week, 2013 has started off with a bang, lol.  So on a positive note, I have a wonderful project that looks ahead to Valentine's Day.  It's definitely not the traditional red/pink themed project, but the sentiment rings true, always trust your heart.  So let's see how I put everything together.


Step One: Start by tearing up an old book into small pieces.  I love books and had a hard time ripping one into pieces, so I went to the dollar store and bought a dictionary.  I didn't feel so bad about destroying that, plus it only cost $1 and I only used 3 pages out of 200.  I'll get plenty more use from that one. Then just adhere the pieces down in random directions until the base is covered.


Step Two: Clean up around the edges of the heart if you have any paper that overhangs.  Make sure to apply a thin layer of gel medium over the paper.  Then just set is aside to dry, preferably overnight.


Step Three: Using your Zig Brushable markers, scribble a bit of ink onto your craft sheet.  Then, using a waterbrush, start picking up the ink and applying it to the paper.  The water will help to spread the ink around and give a nice watercolor look.


Step Four: Continue adding ink in different colors until the heart is fully colored.


Step Five: Using your desired template, outline the entire template using a Zig Writer.  Then simply color in the image.


Step Six: Highlight parts of the image with you Zig Wink of Stella pens.  Love, love, love the sparkle!


Step Six: Add all the fun embellies - a bit of May Arts ribbon around the inside edge, some Prima crystals, a few flowers, and a butterfly.


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