Friday, 20 September 2013

Flying Heart..

I've been having a play with one of my most favourite things to create on...a large wooden heart!
I get my wooden hearts from all over the place, (Dunelm Mill has lots right now) , but these particular ones are Artemio hearts (THESE ones). I've obviously cut the dangly ones from the large one, and only used one small heart in this project though!
I coloured the large wooden heart with turquoise and white paint, then once it was dry added the first bit of stamping. The rough and uneven surface of the wood means that getting nice detail and crisp lines from a stamped image isn't easy. In fact it's near enough impossible! The text and flourish on my heart were stamped onto tissue paper, then the tissue was adhered to the wood with Mod Podge. Once the Mod Podge dries, it turns the tissue transparent so you are left with a crisp and clear image that looks like you stamped it directly to the surface!
The other good thing about using tissue is that you have now covered parts of the rough surface, enabling you to stamp successfully on top! Remember though, you are in effect stamping onto dried glue (plastic!) so use something that will work. I used paint to stamp my blue dots and white gridlines....
The smaller heart was painted red, then covered with crackle paint. Once the crackle was dry, I sponged on more paint. I wanted the crackle, but not the shine!
I added a little word to the red heart, this is a rub on that I've put onto white card first.
The wings are very simply stamped onto card and glued to the back of the heart!
I made some loops with wire, then attached then to the back of the heart...
added some chain, then joined the chain to the hanger....
The hanger is simply a driftwood stick, painted and stamped to match the heart. More wire loops!
I'm linking up today with the current challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
The team are asking us to stamp on anything but plain paper, so I think tissue, wood and dried glue should count for that!
Have a great day!
Trish xxxxx


  1. your wooden hearts! The colors are so pretty...right up my alley of favorite colors! :) Love the crackled finish. I also really like your "take" on this challenge by stamping on tissue paper and than applying it to a dimensional surface. Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  2. Trish absolutely love it, love your colour combo
    Amanda x

  3. Awesome project, Trish! Your wooden heart is beautifully done. The tissue method worked really well here. It's a great project and I love that you even stamped on the little stick! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, "Stamping on anything but plain paper". ~Michelle

  4. Fantastic everything about it. Must attempt your tissue paper stamping.

  5. Gorgeous piece! Love the wooden hearts! The texture and dimension are perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  6. Oh, I LOVE hearts and I LOVE this! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  7. Love your heart projects! They are always so inspiring!

  8. Gorgeous stamping and crackle - both hearts are beautiful!
    Alison x

  9. Hi Trish, love your take on our challenge, stamping on tissue and the applying to your dimensional heart. Love the fresh colours and the red heart adds a real pop of colour. The hanger is perfect. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  10. Beautiful Trish (how many litres of my favourite turquoise paint do you buy when stocking up? Lol)
    I think discovering tissue ppr stamping was one of best techniques Have learnt so far. How you stamped white paint with such fine delicate lines is amazing?! Cute red heart & love flourish on larger one. Deffo qualifies for SS challenge!! :))

  11. This is so beautiful! Love the hearts, all the textures, stamping and the red heart placed on top of the larger one. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  12. really amazing! Love the colors and red heart and wings too! fantastic! barbarayaya

  13. Your heart is absolutely adorable, Trish! Congrats on being in SSS's spotlight! So well deserved!

    die amelie x

  14. I just found your blog through SSS and have just spent an hour and a half hopping around your site and to your blog hops. I love what you are doing! I'll be back!

  15. Trish...Congrats on your selection to our designer spotlight! Your wooden hearts was a beautiful project and such a great "take" on our theme. Loved your work! Hugs, Candy

  16. Huge congrats on the SSS Designer spotlight. I adore your little heart and thanks for all the tips

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  17. So delighted to see this get spotlighted, Trish - it's one of your best!
    Alison xx

  18. What a lovely creation! Congrats on being on the spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  19. This is fabulous. I pinned it before I realized you had been spotlighted at SSS Monday Challenge. This is really incredible. Love the idea of stamping on tissue paper, gluing it to the heart, and then stamping on the glue after it dries. Amazing make!! Thanks for the new ideas and congrats on the spotlight! -- Mary Elizabeth


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