Sunday, February 3, 2013

DESIGNER CRAFTS CONNECTION - FIRST MONDAY IN FEBRUARY

Our theme for February is - of course - Handmade with Love!

Today I want to share a 3D mixed media heart that I made to hang on my front door instead of a traditional wreath.

I started out with a paper mâché heart form purchased at Michael's. Then covered randomly with crumpled patterned scrapbook paper and vintage music sheet pieces. Dry brush with coordinating Americana Paints from DecoArt - I used Petal Pink, Country Red and Barn Red. Create texture by dipping a cardboard tube, end of paint brush and bubble wrap in various paints and layer over the papers.

Die cut flowers from colored tissue paper and vintage book pages using the Big Shot from Sizzix. Layer flowers on a brad, crumple and distress with Coffee Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels. Attach three flowers to top of heart. Cut two leaves from green patterned scrapbook and attach to either side.

Embellish with rhinestones, pearls and metal charms. Attach patterned and satin ribbons for a hanger. Finish with a bow. Hang and enjoy!

Hop around and take a look at all of the projects that my fellow Designers have created for Valentine's Day by using the DCC navigation on the right hand toolbar.

Thanks for stopping by - Beth

3 comments:

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous! Love!

Madeline said...

Love hearts - clever applications to the paper mache heart!.

Melony Bradley said...

unbelievably beautiful mixed media goodness! I would be proud to hang this on my door anyday

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