We have a LOVEly new theme at Try It On Tuesday this time - 'Love is in the Air' which means all things love related! Of course it is Valentines Day this month, but you may prefer a project with hearts or something else about Love!
I altered an item I found in a sale towards the end of January.
...but when I turned the box over and found this in the box too I snatched it up quickly!
Once home it was a quick coat of gesso all over
Next was a coat of Paper Artsy 'Nougat' Fresco paint...
..of course, if I hadn't rushed into it I could have just used the Fresco paint as it always covers so well - Hey Ho!
It was here that I got involved and just forgot to continue with photos. I mixed some DecoArt Quinacridone Gold and Quinacridone Violet and used some stencils to add a heart each on 'L' and and by drawing in the shape and cutting it out to make a mask on'O'. 'V' was painted with Crackle paste.
While it dried I stuck on some dyed flowers (using Picked Raspberry and Seedless Preserves Distress Inks - the lace had the same treatment)onto 'E'and added some dots using a sharpened pencil dipped into paint.
Some little hearts were drawn in the same way onto the 'L'
You see here that I used the DecoArt mix to rub over the crackles.
I used the Nougat Fresco paint to add hearts to the 'O'
I added a corner that I had painted too and then rubbed off some of the paint so some of the metal showed.
Finally I added Tim Holtz word and little crystal heart.
I hope you will be able to join us on this romantic theme this time, the Design Team are sure to inspire you - click here please, do take a look!.
Thanks for looking, Chris