Claire here this week to share my DT makes using the JillyBean Soup: Heart Healthy Red Bean Soup Collection.
For my first project I chose to alter the papier mache hanging heart that came with the kit - I wanted a very vintage, muted kind of look:
I chose to alter my heart using Paperartsy Fresco Finish Acrylic paints - firstly I gave it a good base coat of Irish Cream Fresco. Next I wanted to add some texture so I used a stencil by SplodgeAway and spread Grunge Paste through sections of it. I also spread the Grunge Paste around the sides of the heart and texturised it using my palette knife.
Once the Grunge Paste was dry I went over the whole heart again with Irish Cream Fresco, I then started blending in Mocha Mousse, Toffee, Cinnamon and French Roast - adding some of the paint and then blending it back using a damp baby wipe.
Next I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set using Potting Soil Archival ink onto tissue paper and dried with my heat tool. I added the stamped tissue paper to the heart using Claudine Hellmuth's matte multi medium. I blended the edges of the tissue into the heart by adding a little bit more paint.
For the back of the heart I stamped onto tissue paper again - this time I stamped the heart balloon, masked and then stamped the word 'love' again using the Potting Soil Archival ink.
To finish off my heart I swirled Treasure Gold gilding wax in Renaissance over the Grunge Paste on the front of the heart and smudged it around the sides with my finger.
So there it is - my first project this week using this lovely kit!
See you soon,