Monday, February 10, 2014

Heart Projects Step by Step!!

Hi, I am back today with a step by step on the notebook in the last post.
I didn't take photo's of the process on the canvas but I will explain a bit about how I did it!! :-)

I got this A5 size Diary, and decided it needed a bit of cheering up! :-)

I had gotten the January Creativity Magazine and there was a free gift with it, Stamp set and paper pack. I used one of the papers a small floral, it was A4 size so I cut it in half and tore the edges.
I stuck it down on the front and back covers using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Multi Medium in Matte.

I left it to dry and cut some Jute ribbon and sprayed it with Glimmer mist Iridescent Gold.
It's hard to see in the photo but it gave it a nice shimmer. I used the Multi Medium to stick this down to the left side of the book.

Next I got a small Doily and sprayed it with the same glimmer mist.
I dried it with My Heat Tool and stuck it down with the Multi Medium.

Next I took another one of the free papers from the pack it had a lovely pattern of tape measures.
I stamped the Freebie heart stamp onto the paper with Black Archival ink and cut it out, and again stuck it down with the Multi Medium.

I cut the letters from Grungepaper using the Tim Holtz Wordplay die.
I covered them with Black Acrylic Paint Dabber, when that was dry I again covered them with Distress Crackle Paint in Clear Rock Candy.
I left this to dry overnight as I feel it gives a better effect when left to dry naturally.
I again stuck these down with the Multi Medium, where the letters overlapped the jute I needed to add a bit of Glossy Accents to keep it down.

Nearly there!! LOL :-)
Next up I stuck on 2 buttons using the Glossy Accents.

I had this Forever Friend 3D Embellishment pack for ages and thought it was too cute to use!
Still can't believe I did!!
I stuck it down on 3d foam along with a few heart shape gems!

My second project is a small canvas.
I painted the canvas all over with a dark brown Acrylic paint,when that was dry
I covered it all over again with a generous layer of Crackle Medium.
I left this to dry overnight and then went over it with a coat of white Acrylic paint.
This gave the lovely crackle background.
I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist Iridescent Gold and Perfect Pearls Mist in Perfect Pearl.
I used a Spellbinders Scalloped Heart Die to cut out the Photo and inked around the edge.
It was stuck down with Glossy Accents.
Down the two sides I stuck down some pretty lace and then put a string of flat back pearls the
 centre of the lace. I stuck three little roses in the corners.
I stamped the wording using a Kaisercraft Stamp set, I stuck it behind a bookplate,
and added two flat back pearls for the finishing touch.
The wording says:
"Remember Life's Treasures are People not Things"

Well I hope You enjoyed seeing My projects.
I made them for the New Irish Challenge Blog
Why not come over and join in the fun!!
Hope to be back tomorrow.
Happy Crafting,
Michelle xx


  1. Wow, fantastic Michelle. Such a great step by step and explanation of your choices. Picked up some great tips! Love both projects and your diary is definitely cheered up, I don't know if I'd be even able to write in it, it looks so cute :) xxxx

    1. Thank You Eithne!! :-)
      So glad You enjoyed the step by step, was worried it might have been too long!! :-) xx

  2. Love it Michelle, very easy to follow instructions

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