Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Altered Paper Mache Heart

This weekend and early week I have had so much fun altering a paper mache heart I think no other image/object conveys love and romance more ....
Here is the finished heart and the second photo shows my ingredients. I used diluted PVA glue, a neutral shade of tissue paper onto which I stamped just 2 of the lovely "Floral Flourishes and Swirls" using Nick BanTock's Van Dyke Brown Ink. I distresses the edges of the torn tissue with the ink pad, having torn to size, coated all in another PVA coating once in position, loved the effect that the ink bled a little and blended, (using foam tool), over the heart. I made a ribbon bow and stitched using clear nylon thread a small bronze bird.Fabric glue secured the ribbon bow and lace to the heart.
I am entering my altered heart into the following challenges
A Fine Romance - Crafty Individuals  craftyindividualsblog.blogspot.The sponsor is crafty individuals a chance to win a rubber stamp of your choice and 25% off an order 
Valentines - Brown Sugar -brownsugarchallenge.blogspot. Tne sponsor is robynsfetish a digital stamp company
Altered object - Altered Eclectics - alteredeclectics.BlogSpot
With love  - Crafts For Eternity - The sponsor is Stamping all day, a chance to win 3 downloads of your choice
Love Is In The Air - Crafty Catz - craftycatzweeklychallenge The sponsor is Bugaboo digital stamps
Valetine's Day/Love  -  The Sweet Pea Stamper -thesweetpeastampers.blogspot.
Ribbons and Lace - Craft-Room Challenge - The sponsor is Crafty Individuals
 Ribbon or Lace no card  - Really Reasonable Ribbon - Really Reasonable Ribbon
Love and Adore - Sugar Creek Hollow
Hearts/Love - Bunny Zoe - £25 gift voucher from Bunny Zoe Shop
Ribbons ad Bows - Crafty Ribbons Sponsor £10 voucher