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Saturday, 7 January 2017

Harlequin Heart (by Julie)


Hello and welcome. Today I have a piece of home decor to show you, made with the beautiful Harlequin Rose set that  Lesley featured on her recent Hochanda debut shows. Did you get to see them? I hope you did as both shows were fantastic and packed full of demos and Design Team inspiration.


The picture frame I used is a 4" x 6" size that I picked up at my local supermarket for around a £1.00 in one of their sales but anything you have in a similar size would work. I covered the frame with a green and yellow acrylic paint and after it was dry applied gold gilding wax over the top. To add to the aged look I dabbed specks of black acrylic paint around the frame and then smudged them with a cloth.
I then rolled out some white polymer clay, inked up the heart stamp with black Versafine and stamped into the clay. Carefully remove the stamp and cut around the design with a craft knife. 
Before baking the clay in accordance with the packet instructions, place small sausage like shapes of rolled up tin foil underneath the parts of the clay heart that you want to be raised.
Once baked and cooled, colour with alcohol ink and add gold gilding wax to finish.
The background was stamped with the tassel border and coloured with Distress inks.
Assemble the frame and adhere the clay heart in place with 3d glue gel. 

Thanks for popping in and please call back soon to see more Design Team inspiration.

Julie x

9 comments:

  1. Gorgeous dimensional piece of home decor Julie.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  2. Absolutely beautiful julia, gorgeous colours, Kate x

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  3. This is fantastic Julie and the heart has great dimension using the clay and the beautifully coloured and waxed frame is absolutely perfect with it. x

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  4. gorgeous Julie, love the colours

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  5. Fab home decor, love the frame and the heart!

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  6. this is absolutely wonderful - what a wonderful technique - I must try this!!! Hugs rachel x

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  7. This is beautiful Julie. Thanks for sharing it with us. Love how you have done the frame

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  8. Super heart! Love the colours!

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  9. It's lovely, thanks so much for sharing your hints and tips too :)

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