DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics – Primary Cyan, Cobalt Teal Hue, Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Transparent Yellow Oxide, Transparent Red Oxide, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Quinacridone Gold and Napthol Red Medium
Embellishments - Rusty Wire, Glass Tear Drop Bead, Dried Coffee Grounds
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.
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.