Still on a heart and love theme but today with a bit of a darker more grungy twist!
I will be entering this project into the following challenges...
* Anything But Cute - Grungy Love
* Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Glitter
* Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge - Industrial/Steampunk
* Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art
* Craft Stamper - Text Me
On Friday I said that I would look through my crafty cupboard for items to use that I had not gotten out in a while, so that was the starting point for my project.
I decided to get out my paper clay (I used it a lot when I first got it, but as many things do it had remained on a shelf once put away). I also found some metal 'bezels' that I had bought primarily to make jewellery, but a pocket watch one was ideal for this project. Finally I discovered my pots of Iced Enamels (basically embossing powders that are good for using on metal), these I have now put on the shelf with my main embossing powders rather than in a separate space, the plan is that this will remind me to use them!
Here are the photos of how I used these items to create a main focal embellishment for my final project...
Then I prepped the base of the project, a wooden heart. This was painted with black gesso then stamped and embossed in white powder using a French script backgorund stamp from Stampin'Up!...
Next I chose a selection of embellishments/found items (mostly metal, but some that I had previously made with my melt pot) which I arranged where I wanted and then stuck down with 3D matt gel. I made sure that I knew where I wanted my pocket watch to go and then painted over them all with black gesso before using spray inks to give colour to the whole piece. I used black and white Dylusions, steel shimmer from Lindy's Stamp gang and silver tinsel by Heidi Swapp. I wanted to create lighter and darker parts and also some drips, although they didn't turn out exactly as planned, in the end I was happy with the result...
I then glued the pocket watch into place and coloured a piece of card with the same spray inks used before. I stamped across the card using the French script background with silver encore ink to create a subtle effect, before stamping and embossing a sentiment from a Quietfire designs set. After cutting it out with a circle die I edged it using a silver gilding pen.
After adding a bit more spray and gilding wax the heart was finished with a piece of organza ribbon...
So there is my bit of grungy love! Very different from the last pink heart, but I really like this colour combination.
I will be back on Wednesday so hopefully I will see you again then,