Monday 14 September 2015

Mixed Media Heart

This afternoon I've been putting the final touches to a mixed media heart I started yesterday, and I would like to enter this for Crafty Individuals bi-monthly challenge titled "Anything Goes in September". If you have 5 minutes do pop over to their blog and view the other entries and perhaps enter yourself. Crafty Individuals

I started with a large Tando Creative heart which had a base coat of Fresco Acrylic paint in Stone, then once dry the righthand edge had a coat of Evergreen. This was then followed by a coat of Weathered wood crackle medium just on the green paint, once dry the heart was given another complete coat of Stone.

Next I added some tissue tape to the top curves and stamped CI 430 on the righthand side in Versa-Magic Ocean Depth. This was then embossed with clear powder. A hole was drilled in the middle for threading ribbon through later.

Then using a 3ply napkin I painted one of the medallions in London Bus and Inky Pool, tore around the edges and peeled away the 2 bottom layers.

This was then attached to the heart with matt medium. The edges of the heart were then inked using Versa-Magic Sea Breeze.

I tore a piece of patterned paper of similar colour tones and attached a small piece of lace underneath on the right-hand side. Added some grunge paste through an alphabet stencil and once dry applied some Inka-Gold in Platinum.

The bee was stamped in black ink and clear embossed, colour was added to the body using haystack paint. Odd areas around the edges were touched with the Inka-Gold as well.

Using CI 005 I stamped this once on white card in Ocean Depth, twice on mottled orange card in Archival Watering Can and then clear embossed and finally the ticket area was stamped onto a card ticket in black ink.

Next I stamped the Jolly Duck from CI 433 in Archival Jet Black onto Shrink Plastic, once dry colour was added to the underside using Promarker pens and then cut out with scissors. This was then heated  to shrink with a heat gun ------ oh I do think he is adorable!

He was then mounted onto a small white tag.

The flowers were stamped in black onto some card I'd coloured with various paints using CI 206, and then cut out and shaped before attaching to the heart with Pinflair glue.

The butterfly was cut from the 2 stampings so as to layer the wings, an old dipping pen nib was attached for the body. A button was placed where the stamped one was on the card.

Well that's all from me tonight, hope you all have a lovely evening and hopefully we can meet here again soon. Take care  Jane x


  1. Oooo! Fantastic project Jane. TFS all of the details on how you made this. So many inspiring ideas. Especially love the shrink plastic duck. Script and crackle together is a personal favourite of mine. Thank you so much for playing along with the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Take care, Flo xx

  2. This is wonderful! I am smitten with the shrink plastic duck, fabulous use of this quirky stamp. So many stand out features on your mixed media heart. Thank You for sharing with us at the Crafty Individuals Challenge.

  3. Lovely project Jane - I am loving the dimensional butterfly as well as everything else. Jean x

  4. This so so pretty! Love the shrinked duck, brilliant! Thank you for playing with us at the CraftyIndividuals challenge :-)

  5. Oh Jane, this is adorable!!!
    I agree with you, your duck on shrink plastic colored this way is just the cutest one I have ever seen so far. Thank you for the inspiration and this very lovely heart, so full of beautiful details like the crackle on the right side only! Love this.
    And sorry to have a bit deserted your blog these last weeks, I have been SO much busy. Hugs, Coco xx

  6. great project just loving the dinky duck, thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals