Vicki-Ann here for Helmar today and I have made a wall hanging out of a wood scrap.
I love making my own embellishments for my art and for this I made a heart with layers.
To make this you will need:
- Helmar Tacky Craft Glue
- Helmar Decopage and Craft Paste
- Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
- Pitt pen and typewriter or printer
- Decoart Crackle glaze, Gesso & modeling paste
- Americana Desert turquoise, Turqoise blue & Sea Breeze acrylic paints
- Tim Holz Argyle stencil
- Tim Holtz Word band, brads and Gear
- Wire, beads and trinket
- Hessian, gauze and scrap paper
I took a sheet of card stock and covered it with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste. Spreading it on with the glue spreader as I went, just adding layers of scrap paper.
Waited for this to dry thoroughly. I cut a template of the heart that I wanted and traced around it in pencil on the decoupaged papers.
Then added some DecoArt paint and crackle glaze to the cut out heart. When the cracks appeared I rubbed in some Antiquing cream in white to enhance the cracks.
I painted a layer of Gesso and then used some Modeling paste through a Tim Holtz Argyle stencil to get the triangles. Decoart Sea Breeze painted over the top and then I used my fingers and lightly added Desert Turquoise over the top of the texture. I added some Gesso to some gauze and cut some hessian to size for under the heart.
For the wire work; I got my pliers and the wire and fitted it over the side of the heart just wrapping it around and around. I then gathered up some paper beads and wired them up too. Hubby drilled and placed the eyelets for me. I just popped dots so he knew were they had to go.
I got my typewriter out and added a quote to the side with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste, just adds that little extra element that I like.
I went around it with a Pitt pen to blend it in.
The quote reads 'We fall in love by chance, we stay in love by choice'.
Time for assembly; Using the Helmar Tacky Glue I layered the hessian and then the gauze. Added this layer to the wood block.
Then because of the wire I used the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots on the back of the heart.
This worked perfectly to hold the wire and give me the dimension that I needed for the heart to sit straight with the wire wrapped around it.
Grabbed a word band from my stash and added the gear with more of the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. It really is the perfect thing for when things just can't sit flat!
Added wire to the top and my strung paper beads and glittery beads with little birdcage to the bottom.
So hope you liked my wall hanging today. I sure had fun making it and doing all the little elements.