Monday, 10 October 2016

A Broken Heart Bleeds Tears

That’s Crafty! Have just launched last week on Hochanda three new ranges of products – Clocks, Dream Catchers and MDF Uprights, all in different shapes and designs.  I had this fabulous Jagged Edge made from MDF to work on.  These can be decorated with the same theme front and back or two different themes.  I chose to go with two connected but different themes for this one, so I am sharing one side today and the other side next week.

That’s Crafty! MDF Jagged Edge Upright
One large That’s Crafty! MDF Hearts
DecoArt - Texture Crackle, Gesso, Gloss Gel
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics –  Primary Cyan,  Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Transparent Yellow Oxide, Transparent Red Oxide, Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Quinacridone Gold Finnabair
Glossy Accents
Glass Beads –Ruby
Embellishments - Rusty Wire, Glass Tear Drop Bead, dried coffee grounds

I added a very thick coat of Texture Crackle and when dry glued the Upright to the base with Gloss Gel and gave the whole and all 3 Hearts a light coat of gesso. When dry I used a mix of the 3 blue/green paints to give a base colour.

For the Heart I snapped it in half (to be honest I got hubby to do that bit)  and added the coffee grounds then a first layer of Transparent Yellow Oxide, followed by a layer around the edges of Transparent Red Iron Oxide  ( and finally a layer of Quinacridone Gold over the whole surface. 

I cut out strips of cardboard to sit behind the heart pieces and give them height, at this stage I added rusty wire strips across the front and glued it all down. 

I printed my text out and coated the words with Glossy Accents.  When dry I attached the words by folding the paper over the wire gluing in place. I found the words on the internet but unfortunately have no idea who wrote it, cool saying though.

Finally I went over adding Ruby Glass Beads where I felt the piece needed them and adding the Glass tear at the base.

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