Monday, 25 January 2016

Hearts - Paperartsy 2016 challenge

I completely failed with my intention to create something for the first topic of the new year of Paperartsy challenges, but topic 2, Hearts, was an easy one to play with!  Once again, we are being treated to some wonderful projects from the DT and contributors.

On Saturday I purchased a pad of Mixed Media paper from Cass Art (a UK art shop) and some soft pastels... (along with some other stuff...)  so I had to have a play.

I got so engrossed I only took one  photo along the way..
I stamped the hearts (Sara Naumann for Paperartsy) 3 times on the paper (it's slightly textured) and scribbled three of the pink pastels round the hearts, graduating downwards in shades to the palest.. blended them with my finger and then a barely damp paint brush

I sealed that with a layer of clear gesso.
next, I stencilled some hearts (Dina Wakley) in Bougainvillea Fresco paint, and stamped the teeny hearts in Magenta Hue archival ink.

I filled the stamped hearts with 3d transparent gel and sprinkled some clear glass beads (Finnabair for Prima) into the wet gel, and very patiently let it dry overnight..

The sentiment is from the new Emma Godfrey plate for Paperartsy EEG13, same as the little hearts come from.

Sorry about the photos even with a daylight bulb I can't get them very well - I'll see if I can do better at the weekend when it's properly light!
I'm entering the Paperartsy Hearts challenge here 

13 comments:

sam21ski said...

Fab x

Kirsten said...

Beautiful page!

Wanda Hentges said...

It's a wonderful page, Helen!!!!

Julie Ann Lee said...

I think those hearts might just be my favourite PaperArtsy stamp of all time, actually! I love what you have done with them on this page. It's lovely to see you linking up with the PA challenge and having a play! xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Lovely page and fab colours. xxx

brenda said...

A lovely page Helen, looks like you nailed the theme. Wonder what tonight holds, another for the youngsters I wonder.

B x

brenda said...

A lovely page Helen, looks like you nailed the theme. Wonder what tonight holds, another for the youngsters I wonder.

B x

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous page Helen, I know what you mean about photos, sometimes the flow cannot be stopped. Hugs Debs xx

Craftyfield said...

Isn't it exciting playing with new supplies... Great pages with hearts. Must think about mine!

voodoo vixen said...

Hi Helen, thanks for visiting me, it has been a long time, I am hoping to get back into the crafting mode and do WOYWW again soon. Love your arty hearty page, they are cute! hugs from Annette

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous page! I love the beads in the hearts!

butterfly said...

The bougainvillea hearts look so fab against the pale pinks - great to hear more details about how you did this - hope you enjoyed the pastels!
Alison xx

Miriam said...

beautiful page Helen - I love how you have used different stamps together - and that fab stencil!!