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I'm a complete craft addict! I have a small business called Surrey Crafts teaching craft workshops from my studio in Esher, Surrey and at venues around the country. I teach mixed media, decorative painting, card making and papercrafts, jewellery making and creative embroidery classes. If you'd like to find out more just leave a comment, or take a look at my other social media pages:
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Wednesday 25 January 2017

Mixed media mini heart canvas

A little close up of the
corner to show the texture

The starting point for this project was a sample background I'd made for a class the previous day using PaperArtsy Infusion powders, a butterfly die cut (as a mask) and some Distress inks.
I wanted to play with the Stampendous kit and stamps, and the slidemounts, which I'd had since November from Tando Creative at the Ministry of Mixology, but not had a chance to try out. So I dabbed on some Versamark and poured on various powders from the Encrusted Jewel Kit. While the powders were molten I stamped into them with a Stampendous Stamp to give texture. I did exactly the same to a die cut heart I had laying around (coloured it with the powders, inks , added Encrusted jewels and stamped into it) and then wrapped the heart with some very fine pink wire.
I used DecoArt Media fluid acrylic paints to randomly
dab on the die cut butterfly with a sponge.

Added a little more Dioxazine Purple with
my finger around the outside of the shape.

I took a mini canvas painted with chalky finish paint.

Back to the gorgeous Dioxazine Purple, diluted with
water and dribbled along each side of the canvas.

Repeated the 'dilute and dribble' technique with Titanium White

Plain Tando Slidemount.

Base painted with white. Frame
painted with Dazzling Metallics, then I added a blobby coat of DecoArt Crackle Glaze, (not in pic) and let that dry completely.

I put it all together, cutting the butterfly in half to glue either side of the slidemount (making sure it went under the material that covers the base layer). Added the wired heart, a hook from a DIY store, glued a large gem in the 'eye' of it and a few sequins at the top.
Lastly I printed, cut out, inked and glued on the little words I typed out. All done. Great fun! Hope you have a go.
Thanks for looking.