Wednesday 2 January 2019

Heart decoration and cards with Karen

Happy New Year!

I always think the house looks a bit sad when the Christmas / winter decorations come down so I have been thinking ahead to other decorations which could replace them. Finding some old rolls of tape, waiting to be recycled, sparked an idea so I gathered the supplies I thought I might use: paper, Aztec metallic paints, Eco acrylic paint, Brusho crystal colours, the tape rolls and some paper ribbon saved from a Christmas present!

Choosing some shades of pink and red Brusho colours, I also spied my wax resist crayons.

I scribbled hearts randomly with a wax resist crayon on one paper and coloured several scraps of paper with Brusho colours and with Aztec gold paint ready to die-cut and decorate a tape roll frame. I loved the wax resist paper so much I couldn't bear to cut it up so more on that later...

While the papers were drying I wrapped the paper ribbon round the tape roll, leaving a loop to hang it from, and then die cut lots of hearts from the papers.

I stuck the hearts all round the hoop and used a brush to splatter them with Eco Acrylic gold paint. A bow was die cut from the painted paper and auditioned before I decided to stamp and cut the banner in the top photo.

So, a bonus, especially as I have so many family birthdays coming up this month: I cut the wax resist paper in two, mounted each on a card base, added die cut bows and sentiments with a few embellishments and created some quick cards!

I'm really pleased with how these came out and I still have plenty of die-cut hearts left to decorate another project. Is it too soon to mention Valentine's day?!

Thanks for visiting. As always, I hope these projects have sparked some ideas for you. Feel free to leave any comments, links to your work or questions below.


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