Hello blog friends, thank you for stopping by! Life is still getting in the way of crafting here so I'm not getting about the Blogiverse as I should - I have LOTS of catching up to do and I promise I shall be getting there soon.
I've gone for fabric (the burlap rose), wood (the MDF heart), and paint (the finish on the heart).
The MDF heart was originally given its surface for Andy Skinner's Book of Ruination workshop ( I can recommend Andy's courses, definitely well worth the cost! ) but until now I haven't shared it on my blog, so I'm pleased to have the opportunity to do so now. Because I learned the technique from Andy, it wouldn't be fair to him to tell how it's done - but I will say that it's surprisingly easy to achieve.
The flower is cut from burlap with the Tattered Florals and Tattered Leaves Alterations dies, then coloured with stains and mica sprays and shaped into the rose shape . When damp, burlap is easy to shape and then keeps its shape when dry - I got this shape by cutting the largest flower twice and making a cut between two petals on one piece, then rolling it up to get the rose centre. Then I stuck the two layers together, manipulating them in by fingers and getting very gluey to get the effect I was after.
To finish it off, I added some Tim Holtz bits, stepped away from the project, and called it finished. Hope you enjoyed your visit!