When I think about heart shaped projects, only pink and red come to my mind. I would like to share with you my idea for decorating an MDF heart in a different way. I decided on a maritime theme because I simply love the sea world and its wonderful elements such as seashells, starfish etc.
Let’s begin! I covered all the surface of the MDF heart shaped base with heavy white gesso.
I applied a paper texture paste through a stencil with a little pattern and white crackle paste in some places using a spatula. Thanks to that I got a more interesting and textured background.
I took one of my favourite shades of blue – Tibetan Poppy Teal and sprayed it on the heart. I left some white space to add other colors.
I decided on Magical shakers and mixed colors on the top of the base. I used Frozen Jack Frost and Time Travel Teal.
I also added a bit of Grab a Guy Gold – I wanted to make beautiful shades and an effect of depth.
Using the same magical shaker, I painted the embellishments and dried it all well.
To highlight details I used the fantastic Midnight Teal Embossing Powder.
Let’s go back to the heart! I wanted even more texture on the background, so I added some stamping with Obviously Black embossing powder on the top.
It was a perfect time to start the composition. I used things related to the sea and glued them using gel medium. On the photo below you can see gauze, golden wire, seashells, a little bottle filled with sand and some natural elements.
When it was almost done, I finished it with glossy crackle glaze, I poured it in some places and on the top of the quote. I love these shiny crackles!
Here are some close-ups so you can see every detail of the project:
- Starbursts: Tibetan Poppy Teal
- Embossing Powder: Obviously Black, Midnight Teal
- Magical shaker: Grab a Guy Gold, Time Travel Teal, Frozen Jack Frost
- Finnabair White gesso and paper paste, DecoArt white crackle paste, Ranger Glossy Accent crackle and embossing ink pad, gauze, Tim Holtz mini stencil and Quote Chips, Finnabair stamp,
I hope you have enjoyed this kind of mixed media project!
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