Art on My Heart by Tracey Fairgrieve


Hello every one I hope your weekend has been a creative one? 

I've been playing again this time with the new Sparkler Sprays new to the That's Crafty! range and as it's Monday i'd like to share my make with you all..

Here in words and pictures is my Art on my Heart..

Using Tim Holtz Distress Oxides I matched colours to the Sparkler Sprays, smooshed the Oxides onto a craft mat and activated using the Sprays. I then mopped up the colours using a That's Crafty! Large Greyboard Heart pushing heavy body gel diagonally through the Random Stones stencil. I then gave the gel a light squirt with the Sparklers sprays.

As you may see the Sparklers spray sits on top but when heated gently with a heat tool the gel seems to absorb and encapsulate the colour. It also changes the shape of the stencilled image distorting it.. a magnificent effect but be careful not to over cook it.

I used Green, Pink and Blue Shimmer paint to build up colour over the whole heart and wiped back using a wet wipe areas of texture I wanted to expose. I repeated this process until I was happy with the colour.

Taken from the Motivational Words Stamp Set 1 the word ART has been stamped and embossed onto the heart as well as the words Don't be afraid which have been masked off to stamp along side each other. Gilding wax has been used along the hearts edge and to define the central texture.

A hand punched hole and some colourful twine has turned my Heart into a hanging one. My Hanging Heart is complete.

Thank you for sharing your time today, I look forward to sharing more of mine with you all same time next week.. Take care, stay safe & have a wonderful week.

Creative Hugs.. Tracey xx

Crafty Supplies:

That's Crafty! Surfaces White/Greyboard Hearts
That's Crafty! Sparklers Sprays
Tim Holtz Distress Oxides
That's Crafty! 8x8 Stencil Random Stones TC8004
That's Crafty! Shimmer Paints - GreenPink, Dark Blue
That's Crafty! Stamps Set Motivational Words - Set 1

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  1. What a great idea to use the sparklers with the oxides! Lovely design Tracey xx

    1. Thank you Nikki, it was one of those lets try moments with the D/Oxides & it worked not too bad xx

  2. Thanks Tracey, I will try this now, looking fabulous.xx [aNNie]

  3. Beautiful effect with the mix of Oxides and Sparklers ,dear Tracey, and love the golden touches you created over the stones.Looks so wonderful !!!
    Your words just makes me want to play ,too- without being afraid for the results :-)
    Hugs, Dorthe xx

    1. That's so sweet Dorthe, Thank you. We should never be afraid to be creative xx

  4. A really beautiful heart Tracey. An inspired idea to use the oxides with the sparklers too.
    Fliss xx

    1. Thank you so much Fliss, I used them both on some hammer card over the weekend and it worked fab xx

  5. Looks fab especially clever combining the 2 products
    Amanda x

  6. Gorgeous heart Tracey and very intriguing mixing Oxides with those lush sparklers too :)
    Donna xx

    1. Thanks Donna.. I do Love those sparklers, I've been mixing them with lots of things over the weekend xx

  7. Beautiful heart Tracey. Love the textures. I love heating up embossing pastes and mediums, get cool effects. Love your colours too. Love it. xxx

    1. Thanks Bev, always fun to play with those pastes & gels xx


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