Wednesday, 28 April 2021

Chocolate Baroque GDT sample 3 - 2021

 Inspirational Heart

My third and final project for this session as a guest designer for Chocolate Baroque , is my Inspirational Heart.

I like making these and tend to use them as decorations as well as coasters. They are larger than normal coasters  and I am in less danger of missing it when I put my cup down, if I'm not concentrating.😀

Products used:-  15cm. heart   Mine is wood but you could use other mediums.
                            Black acrylic paint
                            VersaMark inkpad
                            Anti static bag 
                             Pearl powder - silver
                             Pearl paints
                             Silver embossing powder

Stamps :-              Artistic Affirmations - lots of inspirational sayings in this set, lovely and bold.
                              Pretty Poppies - flowers
                              Autumn Poppy - leaves

The heart was painted and left to dry thoroughly.
I then wiped it over with the anti static bag. This is important , I think, with the metallic embossing powders in particular.
Stamp the saying first  with VersaMark and silver emboss.
so you can position it where you would like it on the heart. Position the flowers and heat emboss with the silver.

The leaves were done differently , to give a softer look, although they could be silver embossed like the rest.
I stamped with the VersaMark and then used Pigment , silver powder, to brush lightly over.
The inkpad was wiped around the edge and embossed to finish it off.
The flowers were coloured with pearl paints.

If I have used the pearl powder I would normally give it a light spray with a matt sealer as the powders  will lift or smudge if touched.

When making it into a coaster I would normally seal with a matt varnish.

Well that's my contribution to the GDT slot for a while.
Hope you have enjoyed my projects and I look forward to seeing other lovely samples from the DT team.

 I have posted a few other hearts I have made. Some as coasters and others as gifts.
They become a bit of an obsession with me especially as there  are some lovely , inspirational sayings in the Chocolate Baroque collection.😍

Hope you have a good day.
Happy crafting.

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