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Today I'm sharing a lovely DIY home decor heart featuring the gorgeous Hello Spring Collection on a fabulous Woodouts heart base. This collection has such beautiful colors and amazing images to fussy cut.
Tips and Techniques
I used Finnabair Soft Matte Gel to adhere Hello Spring 01 paper to this sweet Woodouts Heart. I often have areas that bubble or don't adhere well when applying paper to hard surfaces this way. I thought of the idea to brush the front and back of the paper with clear gesso first. It really helped the paper to go on much more smoothly. I cut a piece of paper a little larger than the heart, brushed both sides with Finnabair Clear Gesso and allowed to dry completely. Once dry I brushed both the back side of the paper and the front of the Woodouts Heart with soft gel medium and placed the two coated sides together. To make sure the paper was securely attached, I placed a piece of computer paper over the paper covered heart (to prevent transferring any bits of leftover paint from the brayer onto my beautiful paper), then rolled firmly over the entire surface with a brayer. I let it sit overnight for the gel medium to dry completely, then trimmed closely with a craft knife. Finally I sanded the edges to get a nice smooth finish.
I applied Finnabair Pearl Icing Paste using the SnipArt Up In the Air Damask Stencil. Isn't this such a gorgeous design? I also spattered white drawing ink over the paper.
To build the cluster I layered vintage lace, then chipboard and gorgeous Little Birdie Crafts flowers. I cut fabulous flowers and leaves from Hello Spring 06 and Hello Spring 07 and layered them into the edges of the cluster.
The Tim Holtz Quote Chips sentiment is rubbed with Distress Ink to coordinate with the gorgeous lavender in the fussy cut flowers.
The delicate Anemone Dahlia Frame is heat embossed with Stampendous Aged Scarlet embossing enamel, then to soften the color, I rubbed with Finnabair Metallic Wax in several colors including rose gold, vintage gold, white gold, and rose.
This Mitfomr metal key is rubbed with rose gold and vintage gold to give it a lighter and more feminine feel. I also added a sparkling gem to the center and several more around the heart.
Bambino Glue is used to apply lavender and pearl Prills for added texture. It dries clear and is perfect for adding delicate texture materials.
A close-up of the sweet Little Birdie Crafts butterfly and you can see the damask texture here nicely as well.
Another view of the top corner where you can see beautiful lace, and a closer view the beautiful images I fussy cut. You can also see the lovely variation in color on the chipboard.
Little Birdie Crafts Flowers ~ Fairy Sparkle - Wendy
Little Birdie Crafts Flowers ~ Fairy Sparkle - Pearl Butterflies
Little Birdie Crafts ~ Beaded Micro Petals - Grape/Tan
Little Birdie Crafts at A.C. Moore ~ Fiona, Carnation
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Ingredients - Melange Art Pebbles - Sugar
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Quote Chips
US Artquest ~ Mini Prills: Minnie Pearls; Lavender & Lace
Vintage Lace ~ From my Stash
Midwest Design ~ Touch of Nature - White Feathers
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics - Gesso, Clear
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Basics ~ Soft Matte Gel
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art Alchemy - Metallic Wax: Rose Gold; White Gold; Vintage Gold; Sweet Rose
Prima ~ Finnabair: Art ExtraVagance - Icing Paste: Frosty Pearl
Ranger ~ Distress Ink: Shaded Lilac; Dusty Concord; Milled Lavender
Ranger ~ Emboss It Dabber
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Embossing Enamel, Aged Scarlet
Higgins Drawing Ink ~ White
Helmar ~ 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ Thin 3D Foam Squares - White Mix
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L ~ 3D Foam Squares - Small White
Tombo ~ Mono MULTI Liquid Glue
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