Sunday, 16 June 2013

Here's my Heart

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.  
 
The June challenge at Our Creative Corner is to follow a recipe, chosen from the following lists (at least one item from each)

List A
List B
List C
Lace
Metal
Inks
Fabric
Wood/MDF
Paints
Ribbon
Clay
Stains

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!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

4 comments:

Ria Gall said...

Hi Keren
I love that texture on your MDF heart it really gives so much depth to the piece loving your flower, overall and great piece of art, I love it
Ria

die amelie said...

Great texture with your wonderfully blue heart! Love it!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at OurCreativeCorner!

Claudia x

Buttons said...

I always love your 3D pieces and this is no exception. Such great texture/colour and what a fab flower. Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x

Julia S-W said...

Just love that heart with the Skinner technique - you have done Sir S proud with that one! His creativity is so inspiring isn't it?
Love the hessian rose and the metal embellishment.
I'm with you totally on life getting in the way of craft/blogging - I seem to be constantly on catch up.
Take care and find some time for yourself over the weekend if you can.
Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for this challenge. Juliaxx