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It's time for another great challenge over at
The challenge theme is
'MIXED MEDIA - ANYTHING GOES'.
The perfect opportunity to get all inky and messy!
I have used an MDF heart for my project from
I love using MDF pieces, the quality from That Craft Place is just amazing. I love also how you can take a plain shape and turn it into something beautiful!
So, here is a list of the fab goodies I used...
Available from That Craft Place
MDF Heart, 3 small MDF hearts, MDF Love banner, MDF Love tag, Gesso, Texure Paste, Stencils, Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Paints in shades Jade Mint & Heather, Distress Inks in shades Cracked Pistachio & Shaded Lilac, Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder Ancient Copper, Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
From my own crafty stash
Metallic Gilding Wax in shades Patina & Vintage Plum, Distress Embossing Ink, Mica Flakes, Various embellishment's..I've used a metal heart charm, Prima flowers, string, pearl string, and 3 purple flowers that I made for a previous project using UTEE and a mould, Sakura gelly roll pen, Pearl Ex Pigment Powders in shades Sparkling Copper, Antique Copper, Duo Green Yellow, Spring Green.
Paint the MDF pieces with Gesso, leave to dry.
Use the texture paste with the stencils over the heart. Leave to dry.
Use the small diamonds stencil with the texure paste over the small hearts. Leave to dry.
Paint the larger heart and banner with Jade Mint, wipe excess paint off the word LOVE with a cotton bud. Paint the other pieces off MDF with Heather paint. Leave to dry thoroughly until the cracks appear.
Use a sponge to blend Cracked Pistachio onto the larger heart and banner. Use the same technique with the Shaded Lilac on the small hearts and tag. This will show off the cracks even more.
Randomly rub the gilding waxes over the heart and other pieces. Use kitchen roll to buff the waxes.
Dab the embossing ink over areas of the MDF pieces, sprinkle over the embossing powder and heat until melted.
Apply glue to areas of each of the MDF pieces, then sprinkle over the Mica Flakes. Press into the glue and leave to dry.
Thread the tag, banner and heart with string and pearl string. Glue the banner and tag into postition. Use the gelly roll pen and go over the LOVE word. Glue a Prima flower at the end of the banner and use an embellishment in the middle. Thread the heart charm with string and pearls and glue into place. Glue the UTEE flowers and hearts as shown.
Add the powders into 4 ink sprayers and carefully spray random areas of the heart to create a slight shimmer. Then use a small brush to pick up the Pigment powders and use at the bottom of the heart and around the top edges. Use a larger brush to lightly brush away excess powder.
Finally, here you have your finished result!
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial on how to create this beautiful mixed media altered heart.
Hop over to the challenge over at
to see lot's of gorgeous design team inspiration!
Have fun creating,
lots of love Nicola