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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Hearts and Flowers (by Julie)


Hello, I hope you are enjoying the romance theme that we have for you this month. The stamps are some of my favourite, especially the lovely new Belle Flower background stamp that the centre piece of this decorative frame has been created with.


For this piece I first added a good coat of white Gesso to the picture frame and once dry, sponged on some gold and silver Aztec paint. To protect the finish I gave the painted frame a good coat of Acrylic Wax.
The background was all stamped with Sepia Versafine and I used the really lovely rose stamp from Harlequin Rose and over stamped it with the Love sentiment from Words of Love.
For the hearts I melted some clear and silver ultra thick embossing enamel in a melt pot and poured through a metal, heart shaped cookie cutter that I had placed on the Belle Flower background stamp. Once the enamel cools enough to remove the cookie cutter and stamp, dust the stamped image with copper mica powder and spritz with water to set.
Assemble the frame and adhere the hearts with 3d glue gel.

Many thanks for taking a peek.

Julie x 

7 comments:

  1. Fab frame and these two hearts look stunning!! Thanks for sharing your technique! Love their texture!

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  2. Wow these hearts look gorgeous! And a beautiful frame to let them shine!

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  3. Lovely. Great idea for a Valentine card perhaps.

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  4. Wow Julie this is absolutely gorgeous, love your hearts, Kate x

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  5. Lovely Julie. Will give this a try. Thank you fir sharing this. Haven't got this Chocolate Baroque stamp but have similar CB stamps I could use. Thank you for sharing. Hope you are ok.

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  6. This is a fabulous creation Julie and I love the two UTEE hearts and the Belle Flower stamp you have used is a lovely design and the copper mica gives it a slightly antique look. The painted frame shows off the hearts beautifully too. x

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