I would like you to welcome our first guest for the New Year, Julie Smith. Julie has some fabulous projects to share with you over the next three weeks using our romantic new steampunk hearts. So sit back and enjoy her first contribution made using the Punky Hearts stamp set
As soon as I received these stamps I was so pleased as it is the type of set I would buy, then, my excitement turned to anxiety as I wondered what I could create that would be worthy of a Design Team post. After much thought I decided to up-cycle a very cheap picture frame from the local super market.
- I used a melt pot to pour UTEE over the frame before stamping into it with the swirly heart and the cluster of hearts stamps. If you don't have a melt pot then embossing powder heated using a heat gun straight onto the picture frame would work just as well.
- In between the embossed areas I added coloured micro beads glued into place with Glossy Accents along with brown jute that I colored with an alcohol pen.
- I stamped the clockwork heart into black Cloud Clay and when it was dry I wiped over DecoArt Metallic Lustre in gold and attached to the frame with silicon glue.
- The picture was stamped and coloured with watercolour pencils and when it was dry I went over it with a couple of coats of Colourcraft Acrylic Wax. When that was dry I gave it a buff with an old cloth which I think has given it a softer look.
Well, my first post is now complete, thank you for looking and I hope to be back again soon with another project.
Love the idea of up-cycling Julie this is a great addition to any home decor or it would make a brilliant gift. I hope you will take some time to leave a comment for Julie and if you want to see more of her work please check out her blog, Julie's Crafty Bits