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Friday, November 2, 2012

Make Art Love


Hi, everyone, Barbara here with a little project I did for the recent Make Art Blog Hop here at eclectic Paperie. I was giddy with excitement when I received the Wendy Vecchi - Studio 490 - Art Parts Hearts Love & Stars to play work with. You might have figured out that I love to alter stuff for home d├ęcor items so this was right up my alley! When thinking about what I was going to do, Valentine’s Day came immediately to mind, since there were hearts and LOVE involved. But I didn’t want to do Valentine’s Day. I thought about Christmas. Almost did something with that. But, in the end, I decided to do something that I can use year ‘round in my home—it will hang on a cup rack under a shelf on my newly painted yellow dining room wall. We don’t have to have an occasion for LOVE, right? It’s there all the time and *I* love how this little wall hanging expresses that constantly—every time I look at it. I’m simply in love with it :)

OK, I started by covering my larger heart with Kraft corrugated paper. To do that, I simply applied my adhesive to the heart and slapped it down on the back side of the paper. Then I trimmed around the heart with a craft knife and sanded the edges with my Idea-ology Sanding Grip Block

Next, using my Adirondack Paint Dabber – Aqua, I put a coat of paint just on the tops of the corrugation so I’d have some contrast. Then I went around the edges with my Adirondack Paint Dabber – Pool. Just a little darker shade for more contrast, then I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and my Inkssentials Foam Blending Tool. Here’s a closer look at that.


You can also see that I used some bling—LOVE vintage/distress mated with bling. Love. It. This is a Prima Doodle Deux Swirl and I used the whole thing ;-) I cut it up in pieces and sorta just filled in where I needed pieces to cover the large heart.

On to the smaller heart. I covered it in the same manner as I did the large heart, but this time I used
Echo Park - For the Record (Documented) paper. I sanded the edges and sponged them with distress ink, as well. Before I adhered it to the larger heart, I tied around some vintaged-up seam binding, embellished with one of these  Maya Road Trinket Pins - Vintage Pearl.

Then I adhered the small heart with hot glue and went about embellishing it. I painted the LOVE sentiment with a Adirondack Paint Dabber – Pitch Black and popped it up on
Scotch Foam Mounting Tape, cut into little strips. I didn’t take a picture of it, but here’s a little hint: if your foam will show, color it with a marker to make it blend in to either the background or the popped up element. In this case, I colored the visible edges of the foam with a black Copic marker.

I finished my project off with a die-cut flower and a wire handle—perfectly embellished with a button from the Buttons Galore and More Ice Collection

And that's it for me today--thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: None
Paper: For the Record 2 (Documented) (Echo Park); Kraft corrugated paper
Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Adirondack Paint Dabbers in Aqua, Pool, Pitch Black; Prima bling, Wendy Vecchi Art Parts, floral wire, button,
foam tape, sanding block, foam blending tool



butterfly said...

Saw this on the hop - it's just fabulous!
Alison x

Beate said...

That's gorgeous!!!

Joan V said...

WOW, this is so pretty. Love all the details.

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is such a sweet shabby chic piece. Love the little wire hanger with the button. The flower and leaves are gorgeous and the seam binding and stick pin are wonderful details. Love the texture provided by the corrugated paper. Just lovely!