A Broken Heart Bleeds Tears by Moira Sutton


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.


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  1. Very informative. Thank you!

  2. Lush textures and colours Moira, fab!
    Amanda x

  3. Ooooh love this creation, so dramatic and the textures are amazing
    Donna xx

  4. Absolutely beautiful Moira and the colours and texture look stunning.
    Fliss xx


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