Hi there, if you caught last week’s Hochanda shows with the gorgeous array of brand new That’s Crafty! goodies, you may have seen my dreamcatcher. I was sent the lovely heart shaped one and I’ve made it double sided so this week you’ll see one side and the reverse next week. This is the bright and cheery side.
Extras from stash – oval jump rings, antique gold filigree etchings, chiffon ribbon
I first gave all of the pieces a coat of Gesso as I find when painting with the Pebeo paints, it helps them to get a grip. I then used the stencil with the texture paste to add a pattern randomly on the large heart.
Paint the large heart in shades of blue and green, using a sponge to apply the paint. Paint 4 of the small hearts with red and orange shades – I made these the outer sections. I stamped the text on 2 hearts for opposite sides.
Then I painted the 4 hearts with centre top holes with blue and pink shades. I embossed round the edges with the embossing antiquities powder and added more paint over the top to blend the colours a little. I added some stickers to these hearts.
Stamp a variety of butterflies from the Prima sets on stamping card with the black ink and paint some in shades of red, orange, yellow and blue. Cut these out and add some to the large heart. I chose to set them in a meandering shape to emphasis the following dreams theme. I also added a couple of small butterflies to the remaining red hearts.
Then came the tricky bit as I decided to assemble my dreamcatcher with jump rings and as I wanted to have a string of hearts, I ended up using some filigree metal etchings lurking in my stash to do this. As they had holes top and bottom, I was able to use them to link the hearts together with some pretty detail. You can of course use the cord that comes with the kit but I wanted to explore other options!
We have a new challenge for you today over at That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog so don’t forget to check it out at 8am to see how you can win a fab prize.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.