Monday, 27 January 2014

DT Project #1 by Claire - featuring JillyBean Soup

Hi Everyone!

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!

I'll be back again later in the week with some more traditionally Valentine's Day coloured projects!

See you soon,
Claire xx


Maryann Laursen said...

It looks soooooo great, and is such a great idea and can be used for both a male or a female like this. Beautiful work, and thanks a lot for a great idea. I actually have a few of these hearts here, I´ve got from a friend, and I wasn´t really sure, what to do with them, but now I do ha ha ha.

Astrid Maclean said...

This looks super Claire! Love the texture and the colours are yum! Great to see a Valentine make which isn't all pink... Love the vintage feel of this!

massofhair said...

Beautiful Claire, just beautiful... Great textures & colours, agree with Astrid it's good to see a change of colour for Valentines Day. A fantastic keepsake:-) xxx

snazzyoriginal said...

Love the beautiful subtle colours and texture on this, very elegant xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely texture and not a hint of pink! Would make a great gift for a man.

Minxy said...

Oh me likie, nice soft colour and great texture x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is great, Claire! I love the colours you have chosen and the wonderful texture!

Lucy x

butterfly said...

Love the neutral palette and fab texture!
Alison x