Saturday, January 18, 2014

Wall HeART

I picked up this slightly damaged heart-shaped wall hanging in the sale section a store.  It only cost me £1 and as I wanted to alter it anyway, it didn't matter to me that it was a bit scuffed.  I meant to take a photo of it before I altered it, but I was so eager to start on it that I forgot.  Basically it was just a plain cream-painted heart, probably made from MDF rather than wood, with another little heart stuck on at the centre.  The hanging ribbon was already attached.

There were a few steps involved:

  1. Sand all edges.
  2. Scuff surface with distress tool.
  3. Remove dust.
  4. Stamp images onto tissue paper and dry with heat gun.
  5. Paste stamped tissue onto heart surface using diluted PVA glue.
  6. Go to cinema while project is drying - we watched The Railway Man.
  7. Sand surplus tissue off.
  8. Apply Brushed Pewter Distress Paint and Picket Fence Distress Stain.
  9. Sponge edges and centre heart with Worn Lipstick Distress Ink.
  10. Adhere silver chain around centre heart.
  11. Add Prima flower.

Here's a pre-cinema photo:

It's going into a few challenges:

Curtain Call Love Letter

Simon Says Monday Challenge Anything Goes

Simply Create Too Valentine's Day or Use Hearts
Penny Black Saturday Challenge New (new heart, and new Penny Black stamps)

Penny Black Sending Hugs

Here's another view.  All stamps Penny Black.


  1. Hi, Shirley: Your HeART Wall hanging is so pretty--love the colors. The cut-outs complete the beauty of your card. Glad you entered the Simply Create Too "Valentine's Day or Hearts" Challenge #53.

    Remember, you can enter 3 of your pretty creations in this challenge.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  2. My are one unbelievably talented and creative lady! I love re-purposing 'stuff' too. I'm sure you've experienced that euphoric feeling when you start by 'wiping off the dust' and then turn nothing into something fabulous! Even more so when it is a bargain find!

    This is stunning! The stamped tissue paper is SPECTACULAR! Love the vibrant pop of color in the flower!

  3. What a great idea, and I think your heart turned out beautifully! Thanks for listing the fave is #6 - Go to cinema while project is drying :-)

  4. I love this home decor, Shirley! Don't you just love MDF? Those things are awesome for creating mixed media artworks and home decor :-)

  5. Beautiful! I love the stamped tissue and touch of colour!

  6. Good for you for being willing to deal with a damaged piece. I would have dismissed it and look what I missed out on!

  7. What an amazing piece, Shirley ... to take something damaged or worn and turn it into a thing of beauty ... brilliant ... wow! And to get to see a movie too ... multi-tasking at it's best! Anita :)

  8. This is wonderful...lovely work!
    Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call♥

  9. This is beautiful! Congrats on the Penny Black Facebook mention!

  10. Simply beautiful! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. Wunnerful, wunnerful. Love the black/white coolness. The jumbo heart shape says it all. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too!

  12. This is a great creation! Thanks for playing at PBSC! xxx