Sunday, 11 August 2013

Welcome Back France Papillon Project #1 Hearts ....

"Hi all, how good to be back with some PaperArtsy offerings"!

After covering a chunky wooden heart with Snowflake, I applied 3 Adirondack Alcohol Ink colours: Butterscotch, Terracotta and Red Pepper. To blend them nicely, I repeated that step adding Blending Solution on the same felt, then dabbing it over the heart again.
'

On top of that, I applied a thin layer of Claret using a piece of Cut N Dry.

I left it to dry before thoroughly distressing it with a sanding grip. I then stamped with Snowflake using this JOFY Mini onto the heart.

To make the stamping work, I used the stamp without an acrylic block so that the shape of the stamp could follow around the shape of the heart.

I prepared my wording again using Snowflake.



I stamped C4 on a piece of Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper. I also got a piece of Kraft bazzil paper ready to put behind the Crunchy Waxed Kraft Paper.

As the stamping of the circles was looking too harsh, I softened it down by melting some Melt Art Natural Bees Wax over the heart with my heat gun. I placed my heart over a piece of waxed paper so that I could scrape off the melted wax, put it back on the heart and remelt it using my heat gun, until I had wax all over the heart.

And as I love hearts, one just wasn’t enough. So I kept playing on a number 8 Manilla tag, I created a crackled background using Taupe Fresco as base, Crackle glaze and Concrete Fresco as top layer. To make it look more distressed, I ran a sanding grip over it.
For my heart, I cut out a base in 2 mm cardboard running 2 pieces of it through my Big Shot with the Tall Heart PaperArtsy cutting die
 

I glued the 2 die cuts together with Tacky Glue, and then applied 3 layers of GrungePaste on top of each other, leaving each layer to dry before attacking the next one. Once the 3rd layer was halfway dry, I pressed a chain into the paste, to create a mark.

I painted the heart with London Bus and Claret Fresco paint, applying both paints with a baby wipe. Once dried, I distressed it with a sanding grip. To make the chain marks pop, I filled the ridges with Van Dyck Brown Acrylic Paint. This also creates a shiny contrast with the matte Fresco Paint.
I glued the heart on the background and added a piece of the chain, attached with metal wire at the back of the tag. The wording is from the MN48 stamp, stamped with black Archival ink on Smoothy paper. I also stamped BG2 with sepia Archival ink on it and colorized the paper with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I glued it on the tag using 3D foam.

See you tomorrow with a new project! Meanwhile go, go and have some fun playing with hearts! 

Leandra says: Love the wax, love the chain in the grunge. It looks beautiful France. Hearts are always timeless elements to use, and these are really powerful images.

Gillian says: Hearts are always a winner in my book, love the distressed/waxed elements you have incorporated into this project.

27 comments:

sam21ski said...

Ooooh wow, these look fab, especially the one mounted on the tag xx

Sam xxx

Helen said...

I have some wax but never used it... maybe I'll get to this week! Love both hearts, but somehow the one on the tag just edges it.

Sarah Dunkley said...

Both projects are great! Thanks for the inspiration France! x

Lin said...

Beautiful projects France as usual...love the hearts especially what you have done with the grunge paste!!!xx

jojo79 said...

Beautiful France. Love the wax on the heart and the chain in the grunge paste.

Jo
x

Kezzy said...

Wow wow absolutely gorgeous, I am really loving the heart and the tag is awesome :-) Kezzy xxx

isisimaginings.com said...

They're so gorgeous! I love the heart with the chain.

Rachel said...

Great projects France :-)

Craftyfield said...

Love the chain impression in the paste technique. Welcome back France, looking forward to the rest of the week...

Julie Steed said...

As always, these are lovely!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, France. Love the idea of the chain in the grunge paste,

Lucy x

Sue C said...

Fabulous projects France, love the distressing. Gorgeous ! Sue C x

Trish said...

Wonderful hearts! Great ideas too.

Glennis said...

Love your hearts - you have given me some great ideas

Rebecca said...

Always A-MA-ZIN :)
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Julie Ann Lee said...

Lovely to see you back with two terrific little projects! Julie Ann xx

Sobre el Arte y otras Aventuras said...

Loving these hearts. Thanks so much for the explanations. Cheers, Vron

Kathi said...

Wonderful projects! I love all the textured layers you achieved.

Sarah B said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Sarah B said...

wonderful - love the chain impression bit x

butterfly said...

Fabulous hearts, and such a wonderful shabby background on the tag!
Alison x

massofhair said...

Beautiful hearts :-)

Debbie L Gregory said...

Love the hearts and tag, I actually ordered my 1st fresco paint this weekend. Cant wait to play.

Frea Konings said...

Hallo France, geweldig zeg, dat hart is echt zo mooi geworden en je tag vind ik helemaal super!! Groetjes Frea

By Neymes said...

OLÁ GILLIAN!
EU AMAR SEUS PROJETOS,PARABÉNS.VOLTAREI SEMPRE PARA VER AS NOVIDADES.BOA SEMANA.VALÉRIA.(BRASIL).

Alison said...

Welcome back France! I love your gorgeous hearts...great Day One inspiration!
Alison xxx

Hope said...

Great projects, so much texture and depth. The bees wax was a great idea.

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

About This Blog

Even though we've been blogging for quite some time only just figured out the followers button, so please follow us to hear about all that is new in the land of PaperArtsy. We'd love to share our ideas with you! Leandra

A View from PaperArtsy HQ

A View from PaperArtsy HQ