Saturday, February 1, 2014

My Heart

I have my first Design Team project for Scrap It Girl completed and ready to go. The theme for this month is hearts. And I have to say, I absolutely love the way it turned out! So let's get started, and I'll show you how I put this heart together.

I started with my heart, white acrylic paint, and a foam brush.

I removed the metal portion of the heart, and them painted it with a thin layer of white paint.  I still wanted to see the texture of the wood through the paint. Once the paint was dry, I re-attached the metal portion.

Next, I used a homemade spray ink to add some color.  The spray is a mix of Distress Ink reinker and Perfect Pearls.  It is rare that I make a project that doesn't have some sort of glitter or bling on it.  I simply sprayed the ink, let it start to run, then hit it my heat tool to dry it quickly.  Just keep repeating this process until you like the results.

Next I simply added a bit of May Arts ribbon trim.

Let's set aside the heart now to work on another part of this project.  I found these mini hearts on clearance recently and couldn't pass them up.  I cut two hearts from an old dictionary and adhered them inside the hearts.

I also adhered letters to the book paper.  Once the adhesive is dry for both the paper and letters, I filled both hearts with a clear two-part resin.  It looks cloudy now, but once dry, the resin will be crystal clear. Set these two hearts aside to dry, which will take approximately 24 hours.

While we're waiting on the resin to dry, we'll go back to the larger heart and add in all sorts of embellishments.  I started with the transparency, added in a bunch of Petaloo flowers, a few Prima crystals, a couple of Maya Road heart pins, and a Petaloo butterfly.

Once the resin hearts are dry, simply adhere them to the center of the larger heart, and you're done.

It's a beautiful way to show how much you care for that special someone.  I could also easily see this used for a baby shower or even as decoration in a baby girl's room.  

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