Thursday, 25 July 2013

Adore- a Silver Heart

The Creative Expressions DT were given texture paste as part of our package this month....right up my street!
I have the silver paste....and boy is it silver!!!!
Not a grey like silver, really bright and shiny! Love it!
I have kept my project very simple, in order to showcase the texture paste to its full advantage. A heart shaped hanging, full of shine and texture!
Now, not everyone has chipboard hearts lying ready to be used, so I thought I would share a little tutorial on how to create your own hearts, perfectly shaped every time!
I saw this on a cake making web site..and thought it would perfectly well for card too!
Firstly, cut a circle from chipboard. Either die cut one, or draw around something suitable. The bigger the circle, the bigger the heart! Cut the circle in half...
Measure the diameter of the circle, then cut a square using the same measurement....
Place the three shapes together like this....
Ta-Da!! A heart! Use sticky tape or masking tape to join the pieces together, then cover with something to hide the joins. I used old book pages....
This gives a nice base on which to work, even though in my project it's barely noticeable!
To finish off my heart, I gave it a wash of white paint, followed by a light covering of blue. I then scraped the texture paste onto the heart. It isn't a must to use a stencil for this, I have used plain old sequin waste (punchinella) on my heart...
I decided to have a go at heating the texture paste, just to see if it would rise up like acrylic paint does when it's hot....oh yes! The really lumpy circles have been domed due to the heating, the more deflated ones are circles that have gone 'pop'!!! Fab result....
I added a large eyelet to the heart so I could thread some seam binding through...
A Chit Chat sticker finishes off my hanging.
If you like texture paste, then I would really recommend this......I have tried before to get a silver colour by adding silver paint to regular paste, but haven't managed to get this level of shine!
Trish xx


  1. A fabulous tutorial Trish - love the result you've achieved with the texture paste. Thanks also for sharing the heart instructions - absolutely brilliant!
    Sylvia x

  2. A great and very shiny heart! Love love love the heart making tutorial! How clever and thanks for sharing! Hugs trace x

  3. This looks wonderful - so silver! Thanks for the tutorial, Jo x

  4. Oh that is absolutely gorgeous and thanks for the tutorial on making perfect hearts - I will need to give that a go

  5. Gorgeous! Love the silver texture paste! Thanks for reminding us how to make a heart. :)

  6. Be still my beating heart?! How clever is the tutorial & how amazing is your finished result??! Absolutely gorgeous!
    May I ask, I tend to avoid making circles as when I use scissors or knife to cut, I rarely get perfect circle. Do you have a tip for cutting it out, especially anything thicker than card (I don't have a die)?? Sorry if silly question, mine normally are!!
    Love how paste bubbled & as always your back colours are lovely!! Thank you Trish! :))

  7. Simple perfection - brilliant!
    Alison x

  8. Loving the true silver effect with that paste, Trish. What brand is it?

    1. Hi Linda!
      It's the Cosmic Shimmer brand, click the link in the text above and it will take you to a pic of it! xxxxxxxx


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