This week we have another challenge set by Lori, over at the Everything Wendy Vecchi yahoo group, from Wendy's first book (page 14) - we are to use a heart and a piece of junk jewellery.
My heart is a Maya Road heart chip - I punched a matching hole in the second side so it would hang, using my japanese screw punch - I find this much easier than anything else I've got.
I painted the heart (both sides) with white gesso (or is gesso always white?!) and gave it a partial dry with the heat gun, before spraying it with forever blue perfect pearl spray &; then heat dried it - this is something I have had in the back of my mind to try for a while - I wondered a) if it would lighten the colour (yes!) and b) what other effect it may have if I sprayed whilst the white base was still wet - I love the kind of swirly pattern it created as it dried.
The stamps are by Wendy (well, it IS a Wendy challenge!) and are all from the set called Seriously Art. Probably should have tried to get the words where the "mouth" should go and then the jewellery in the "nose" space....!!!
I've only cut the elastic on the middle one so far - just in case!
Look how fab it is before I did anything else to it! It's like crackle without having to crackle! I can't wait to try this again. I was tempted to leave it like this!!
Now, being a bit of a numpty I had a quick look at the original in the book, before I started - only tonight when I'd finished I went back to it - and found I'd been looking in the wrong book!!! No wonder the page 14 I saw wasn't a heart piece.... still it meant I wasn't influenced at all.
Have a good weekend - I hope my new pre-ordered Wendy stamps will arrive from Lin at LB Crafts (they're on the way!!|) tomorrow - I so NEED some new stamps to play with...... ahem! See you soon, thanks for looking.