Sunday, 4 October 2015

2015 #18 Illuminating Heart {by Lynne Moncrieff}

 2015 Topic 18: Wearable Art

Hi everyone, Lynne Moncrieff (Adorn) joining you this evening with a post featuring a pendant for the wearable art theme.  

The focal of the pendant is a heart from the fabulous Prima Relics and Artifacts range which are blank resin embellishments. In this tutorial I will focus on how PaperArtsy products allowed me to alter the heart, turning it into the focal for a vintage style pendant.   

To present this as a gift idea I have also altered a simple papier mache box and created a mini cluster of stamped tags. 


With a foam brush apply Fresco Finish Chalk, Nougat and Old Gold to the selected heart, blending the colours. Once dry, apply Crackle Glaze followed with Chalk, remembering to also work on the rear of the heart.


ESN07

ESN17

Stamping onto tissue paper with Staz-on Timber Brown select illuminating from ESN07 and the heart from the Christmas sentiment from ESN17 .  Adhere to the heart with Golden Matte Gel Medium .


Once dry, randomly stamp the music score with Archival Potting Soil, heat setting before 


...lightly applying Fresco Old Gold, with a cloth, highlighting the heart, especially the edges. 



ESN18

For the rear of the heart stamp the music score from ESN18 with Potting Soil.



The heart is now ready to be formed into a pendant. Gather supplies such as chain, pearls, jump rings, head and eye pins and fastener.  I also worked with a vintage crystal chandelier drop and fragments of vintage lace.  


EDY15

Let's leave the pendant there for the meantime, we will catch-up with it again at the end of this post.  If this was made as a gift you would probably want to present it in a pretty manner.  

For the tags, apply London Night and Chalk to stamping card, creating a stippled effect followed by stamping wishes, with love (from EDY15 and beauty from ESN18. Attach the tags to jump rings and pearls, creating a dangle.  This will be then be attached to the pendant.



Finally, we turn to the box.  A simple papier mache box painted with London Night followed with an application of Crackle Glaze and Chalk. Old Gold was used to add highlights after stamping the music score from ESN18.



The box was simply embellished with some vintage lace, seam binding and cameo.  With the tags attached to the pendant and the pendant nestled inside the box, this pendant is ready to be gifted to someone whose heart illuminates all those around them.


The final photograph focuses on the altered Relics and Artifacts resin heart.


Whether stamping, collage, paint effects, fabric, the Relics and Artifacts are a canvas for your creativity be your style contemporary, grungy, vintage, etc.  If you do not own any of the Relics and Artifacts, you could substitute a clay, MDF, acrylic heart or look beyond hearts. Leandra had some fabulous wooden hearts at Ally Pally recently that would also work perfectly with this,

PaperArtsy products allow you to make your mark no matter the substrate you work with as the focal for your wearable art.  I hope to explore this theme further with different PaperArtsy stamp designs as I am sure it will create dramatically varied results. Why not create a pendant to your favoured style whether to dress up a favourite outfit or to gift to a friend or loved one.  

Lynne Moncrieff (Adorn

This is so gorgeous Lynne. My good friend Irene in New Zealand gave me a heart as a gift several years ago. It is resin, with stamped image trapped in the resin. I love it, and when I wear it or see it among my jewellery, I think of her all the time, so I can certainly vouch for the joy of receiving a heart as a gift like this! The artifacts range is fabulous fun, and we now have a lot more in stock too, they take the fresco paint beautifully! Thank you for such a thoughtful post.

We would love you to join in with challenge #18: Wearable Art If you are inspired by any of our guests who blog with us over the fortnight, then please join in and link up your creativity HERE

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Circles link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 11th winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

25 comments:

Helen said...

it's a beautiful pendant, Lynne - I love it!

Ruth said...

What an exquisite gift for someone, absolutely beautiful Lynne. Ruth x

Corrie Herriman said...

i love all Lynne's work. This one is fab too !
Corrie x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Love this Lynne, so delicate looking xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Such an exquisite piece and a beautifully thought out blog post, Lynne. You are right, one could use a wooden or clay heart but you have really made me want to buy these gorgeous prima items!

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

The jewellery is beautiful and the box too... Love the distressed look, it's a piece I'd love for myself!

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a wonderful gift this would be to receive, Lynne. How beautifully Sara's text goes with the heart and how exquisite the whole project is. Sandra's Relics and Artifacts, PaperArtsy and your imaginative brilliance go together perfectly!

Majo said...

Oh Lynne, this really just flashed me, so beautiful and yet also so very delicate ;)

Redanne said...

Other people have used the word already but this is totally exquisite and whoever receives this stunner will be a very lucky person indeed! Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

sO beautiful Lynne! A really wonderful gift! Chrisx

Anneke said...

Lovely heart and box!

Lauren Hatwell said...

It's sumptuous Lynne. It reminds me of the fabulous jewellery you see on portraits of Elizabethan ladies. Lx

rachel said...

oh so beautiful Lynne - I need to get organised to join in this one - really love all the ideas - fabulous xx

butterfly said...

Absolutely lovely, Lynne - vintage shabby chic at its very best.
Alison x

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Lynne, I'm lost for words with this beautiful creation, absolutely stunning and so exquisitely photographed.
Julie x

Annie said...

What a stunning necklace Lynne and a great step by step too. I love these Prima Artefacts and have some still to be used. Wonderful details and great new stamps by paperartsy xx

TFS and best wishes
Annie xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Just an amazing necklace, Lynne! This entire project, with the tags and gift box, I just don't know how much more of your talent I can take!! :) :) Love This to Pieces!! XOXO-Shari

craftimamma said...

Perfect example of beautiful shabby chic jewellery and the presentation box is exactly right for this gift.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Candy C said...

Such a lovely piece, Lynne. I love the shabby vi rage quality of the heart and the delicate chain. The gift box is also a lovely gift. Beautifully done.

Dorthe said...

This is the most beautiful heart piece, I have seen dear Lynne, what a beauty you have created from Sandra`s wonderful resin embellishment .
It is stunning ,romantic and elegant , love the pearls you added, and all the stampinng you did, makes it so very special. I totally love it, and your beautiful box ,too ,so lovely with the old lace and cameo !!
You are a master !!!
xx, Dorthe

Moira said...

Such a beautiful piece of wearable art and a fantastic tutorial thank you Lynne

craftytrog said...

So sophisticated and beautiful Lynne...you're a very talented lady! xxx

Joi at RR said...

Oh my - this is totally stunning Lynn. Wow. What wonderful colors - so elegant. So amazing to see stamps this type of heart. You did great. j.

Paper Profusion said...

Very beautiful indeed Lynne! Gorgeously decorated and presented. Nicola x

Coco said...

Trying to catch-up a bit with what I missed (probably many great blog posts..), starting with you Lynne for this pendant... a wonderful piece and project, love your choice of words as usual so meaningful and delicate. Hugs, Coco Xx

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