Monday, 12 February 2018

Fragile Hearts - Valentine's Day Plaque by Julie Ann.

Hello Everyone! Valentine's Day is just 2 days away, so I thought I'd create a speedy heart-themed project in honour of the occasion. I've created various hearts in the past, but I'm not a huge fan of traditional Valentine's cards and gifts. That said, both hearts and flowers feature on this project, which I've given a 'shabby' and 'vintage' look.




I'd been having fun experimenting with bottle-tops;hand-drawn faces and ice resin. I used one of the faces for an art-doll and then - in an idle moment - added this little face to a Calico Craft part rose.



I was rather taken with my quirky rose girl, but I was unsure of where she might belong...


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until she alighted on this medium-sized birch ply wood heart plaque. To create a vintage look, I spread a thin crackle glaze over bright turquoise paint, waited until it was completely dry and then applied black acrylic. A touch of gilding paste completes the vintage look.



I decided to add wings. After painting these in reds, oranges and yellows, I gave them a coat of clear UTEE to add shine and dimension and then a sprinkling of gold UTEE.




A quirky rose girl can grow lonely, so I gave her a little robin to be her companion. There's an extra leaf, snapped from another Calico rose and I drilled a couple of tiny holes so she can be suspended from a twig.



Thank You so much for stopping by today. As always a list of the Calico Craft Parts I used in this project follow below. Apart from the bottle-top face that needed to cure for around 24 hours, the rest of the project was super quick to complete. There are so many sizes and styles of hearts available in the Calico shop and other Valentine themed bits and bobs so you still have time to create something original for the one you love.

Calico Craft Parts used.


13 comments:

  1. Love the face in the bottle-cap, Julie Ann! It's the perfect addition to the beautiful heart you've made! xxx

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    1. Many Thanks, Claudia. Happy Valentine's!

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  2. Beautiful, your sweet face, is lovely in the cap, and the sweetest of rose girls, ever seen- being there on the crackled heart, and flying in the wind with loving wings , makes a gorgeous art piece, Julie.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Dorthe and I love your idea about the brooch or pendant that you suggested on my blog!I'm going to work on that one!xx

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  3. You amaze me Julie Ann! You take this handful of items and make the the most fabulous piece of art! LOVELY! Chrisx

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    1. Oh, thank you, Chris, what a lovely comment! xx

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  4. What a wonderful rose girl, I love how you put everything together creating this fabulous piece! So happy you shared.

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  5. Julie Ann! I love your quirky rose girl! And the heart was the perfect choice for her stemmed background! Love the bottle cap idea- I have so many of these and never know what to do with them!
    beautiful my friend! xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Jackie. It would, I think be a great idea to have a piece using multiple bottle cap faces! xx

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  6. Thank you, Ann, for your kind comment. xx

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