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Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Inspirational Heart (by Carole)

My third and final project for this session is my Inspirational Heart.

I like making these and tend to use them as decorations as well as coaters. They are larger than normal coasters and I am in less danger of missing it when I put my cup down, if I'm not concentrating.

Products used:- 15cm heart. Mine is wood but you could use other mediums.

Black acrylic paint

Versamark inkpad

Anti static bag

Pearl powder - silver

Pearl paints

Silver embossing powder

Stamps:- Artistic Affirmations- lots of inspirational sayings on this set, lovely and bold 

Pretty Poppies - flowers

Autumn Poppy - leaves

The heart was painted and left to dry thoroughly.

I then wiped it over with the anti static bag. This is important, I think, with the metallic embossing powders in particular.

Stamp the saying first with Versamark and silver emboss so you can position it where you would like on the heart.

Position the flowers and heat emboss with silver.

The leaves were done differently, to give a softer look, although they could be silver embossed like the rest.

I stamped with Versamark and then used pigment, silver powder, to brush lightly over.

The inkpad was wiped around the edge and embossed to finish off.

The flowers were coloured with pearl paints.

If I have used the pearl powder I would normally give it a light spray with a matt sealer as the powders will lift or smudge if touched.

When making it into a coaster I would normally seal with a matt varnish.

Well that's my contribution to the GDT slot for a while.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects and I look forward to seeing other lovely samples from the DT.

 On my blog I have posted a few other hearts I have made. Some as coasters and others as gifts.

They became a bit of an obsession with me especially as there are some lovely inspirational sayings in the Chocolate Baroque collection.

Hope you have a good day.

Happy crafting.




  1. What a beautiful coaster. Lovely composition and stamp.
    Faith x

  2. Great idea a big coaster, good for tea cup or for hanging down a wall. Thanks for the step by step. It's so beautiful!

  3. A very pretty decorated heart and love the contrast between the black acrylic background and the pearl paints..this makes a great coaster Carole. x


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