Hi all, welcome to my post for February - given that Valentines' is just around the corner I thought I would share with you a grungy heart project!
Hearts feature a lot in my work. I like the meanings you can convey by using a heart in your design. I have produced a range of similar designs along this same style as I am drawn to creating subtle differences using new techniques.
The heart substrate has been layered with resist and crackle techniques to give a truly weather worn look. Industrial style stamps from Andy's Illusionary Artists and Stampendous collections, offer another texture, while the rusted bolts pull the design together.
The main focus of this project is the retro phone dial, this I have textured with paint before adding washes to tone down the colours. A little textured heart to the centre of the dial emphasises the theme running through this project.
For a full step by step, please head over to my blog www.hannahoxberry.com/blog
List of supplies used;
DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Relic
DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Rouge
DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Everlasting
DecoArt Americana Decor Crackle Medium
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Burnt Umber
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Yellow Oxide
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Phthalo Green-Blue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Media Matte Medium
DecoArt Decoupage Glue Matte
DecoArt Decoupage Papers Victorian Romance
Andy Skinner Steampunk Stamp Set