Hung on a wall using two different green and 2 different grey/silver ribbons
The MDF heart is a product from the MDF man (google him, he is brilliant!). I started by applying a layer of gesso as a preparatory layer (to 'seal' the MDF so I didn't need to use as much acrylic paint. This shade of green was made by mixing a shade of green acrylic paint I happened to have with some cheaper white acrylic paint to lighten it (I try to be a thrifty crafter where I can, as then I can buy more things!). After this, I sprayed the whole heart (outside, so as not to catch the desk - i've now bought a cat litter tray (as advised at the techniques workshop I went to) so I can spray to my hearts content even when the weather isn't good, we do live in England after all) with OHS spray ink in 'Pearly Silver' before stamping the OHS Walesby Heart and Gingham Border in green ink (I made this a few weeks ago and can't remember what shade it was so forgive me) to add texture to my background. The border was created by laying green (exhausting my collection of lime green buttons - an excuse for a shopping trip!) and grey buttons around the outside to find out how many I needed before sticking them on with Cosmic Shimmer glue for the flat buttons and silicone glue for the buttons that did not sit flat (after removing their backs as best I could with my Tim Holtz scissors). The Home Sweet Home was stamped and then green ink was blended into the paper using my mum's Inkylicious brushes (I need some of these and so do all of you!).
I am quite pleased with the result I have achieved, though as usual it isn't anything like what I had first envisioned! Thanks for reading my blog,