Monday, February 20, 2017

Salvaged Heart Reliquary

Hi Everyone,
I have been a very bad design team girl.
You know when you get in the creative zone and you just go.  That's what happened here.  I got an idea and I ran with it.  Bad part, I forgot to take step by step photos.  Ugh! I am so bad about that.  I will tell you about all of the amazing goodies I used to create it!

The Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts- Reliquary Arch Top is the base of this project.
I painted the arch using Ten Second Studios Patina Paint on the back plate. A little bit of Dina Wakley's Umber paint surrounds the heart. 
The top was painted with junky craft store acrylic paint in turquoise.  I added Perfect Pearls in various spots and then painted the entire top with Tattered Angels Stained Glass Paint in Aqua.  The stained glass paint gives it a very subtle shine.  I loaded this thing with layers of paint and patina spray and it never buckled or peeled.  It is such a heavy chipboard. 

The heart and flames are from Sandra Everston's Relics and Artifacts collection.  I covered the heart with Tim Holtz tissue wrap and adhered it using collage medium. I painted the edges using Distress Markers and then added a bit of Stained Glass Paint in Aqua.  The center of the heart is covered with Perfect Pearls.  
The flames are painted with Dina Wakley in Penny, Sterling, and Umber.  A bit of Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in Platinum added the last bit of shine.  
The wire connecting the heart and flames together was painted Umber.  The heart is wrapped with a thin green wire.  
The brads are coated with Charred Gold embossing powder from Emerald Creek.  

Please stop over to the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts  blog to see what we have been up to.
I am entering this into the CCB February Challenge
Creative Carte Blanche- love is in the air

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Painting the Roses Red

I'm painting roses red today, no really! I will show you how I did it too. 
Start by stamping the Freshly Picked Rose Stamp in Antique Linen Distress Ink.
Color in your rose using various distress markers.  I scribbled on my craft mat and then picked up the color using a water brush.  The Antique Linen just kind of disappears when you color with the darker inks.  You don't have to be perfect.   

Once your image is dry you want to stamp the  Freshly Picked Rose Stamp in a black archival ink.  Don't aim to go directly on top of your original image, stamp just slightly off. 

Cover your entire card with a thin layer of Vintage Distress Collage Medium. Once the medium is dry use your Vintage Photo Distress Crayon around the edges of your rose paper.  Stamp your sentiment.  

Emboss the edge piece using Charred Gold Embossing Powder.  

Adhere your rose to a piece of red core-dinations paper.  Adhere the rose piece to the card.  Glue on your bunny key.  
Don't tell the queen what you did.  But now you know the secret to painting roses any color you wish!
You can enter the Emerald Creek Dare this month and win some money to the store.  Check it out.  

I am also entering this into the Frilly and Funkie Out of the Cold Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Monday- use your favorite tool challenge(my heat gun is always close at hand).
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday- Fantastic Florals Challenge


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Disclaimer Notice

I've received products/compensation as part of the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.