Thursday 23 January 2014

Glossy Heart {with Hot Picks and I&D mini stamps by Jo Myhill}

Hi everyone, Jo Myhill here with another project to inspire you.

I bought some beeswax and some UTEE recently as I really liked the idea of a glossy layer both these products could give to shabby projects.  As yet I haven't been brave enough to try the beeswax but UTEE I'm a bit more familiar with as its really just mega embossing powder!
I took the larger house frame and painted it in a rough layer of Brown Shed. Then I ran a candle over the top to act as a resist and added a light dry layer of Taupe. I dried it and then added a lighter layer of Taupe (mixed what was left on the craft sheet with Snowflake. I then sanded to reveal lower layers and then a very light dry brush of London Bus.
I stamped Mini 58 in Brown Shed 
and then Mini 74 in Potting Soil Archival to the main part of the house. (see main photo)
The roof was stamped with the tape measure from Hot Picks 1211 again in Potting Shed Archival. 

The tag was dry brushed in Taupe and then stamped with Mini  23 and embossed in a folder.  Brown Shed and Vintage Photo Distress Ink were added.
The heart was cut with the PaperArtsy die in Grunge Paper and painted in layers of Brown Shed. Taupe and London Bus and Brown Shed mixed.

Mini 62 script was used to stamp the scripty bits in London Bus
and then the Mini 96 flourish was stamped in Plum Archival. 

The edges were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Stain. I inked the whole heart with VersaMark and then added my first layer of UTEE, followed by another two layers.  I quite like how the UTEE sort of diffuses the ink underneath to make it look "more shabby"! As Distress ink is not permanent and reacts with liquid, when the UTEE is heated to melting point, the distress ink will then be reactive with the molten UTEE.

Finally a small strip of Hessian, some scrunched up Crunchy Kraft and two eyelets with Ginger Alcohol Ink on them to complete the look and hold everything together. 

I hope you enjoy this mini project and I can't wait to see your interpretations.


A huge thank you to Jo from PaperArtsy HQ. Taupe is a fabulous colour to use in layered projects like this. It is neutral but has warmth, and is a great background for the London Bus which really pops beautifully. Nice to see you back Jo!

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Deborah Wainwright said...

Welcome back Jo really love your art. Great project and cannot wait to give it a ho x

Julie Lee said...

Wow! Love how you used the little house. As always this is a great little project with a really original look. I am v. tempted by beeswax. I'd love to see what you did with that! Please have a go! I'm definitely off to buy some more UTEE to have a play! Julie Ann xx

craftimamma said...

Hi Jo, lovely to see you back! Love your little house and the finish on the background. Loving the layers of paint and colours. Thanks for the idea of using the candle as a resist, must give that a try.

Lesley Xx

Helen said...

I want to get round to trying beeswax too! Love this, Jo, so pretty.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous house. Love the heart too

Hazel Agnew said...

Thought that you had been a bit quiet lately!
The thing that you are adept at (and I have adept envy of ),is the way that you combine all these elements together and you know just what goes together. It is perfect Jo. Can't stop looking at the heart, hessian, waxy paper. Also have beeswax sitting waiting.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous project Jo! xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous project Jo! xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous project Jo! xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is so gorgeous, the heart looks amazing.

massofhair said...

Beautiful project with fab colours & techniques. Love the tape measure roof:-) xxx

Juliz Design Post said...

Loving your layers of paint. I must be a bit braver with beeswax. Thanks for sharing.

Julie x

Lin said...

wow Jo this is gorgeous it really is!! I love he colour combination on the little house!! beautiful! and the rest of the layers are just great!!!

Etsuko said...

Oh! This is a brilliant project. Beautiful heart with the shabby bird house. I really like your project and I want to try this. I got beeswax recently. I'd like to see how you will use it. xx

Rebecca said...

Super :)
Happy craftin

Sid said...

Lovely project !!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Gorgeous, Jo, would love to make one!


Gillian .... said...

Great to see you and your art back Jo x