Make Media Heart

Learn how to decorate, layer and embellish to create this fabulous mixed media heart

What You Need:

– Wooden Heart
– Paint
– Papers
– Embellishments

Step 1

I used an Autentico chalk paint here in “Huile De Noix”. Chalk paint gives a lovely soft finish to a piece like this and also provides a good surface for gluing. You can use acrylic paint too.

Step 2

I filled a spritz bottle with a small amount of acrylic paint and water and gently spayed this over the painted heart. This added a subtle dapple effect

Step 3

Now for the fussy cutting!. Pick and cut out the images you like in your card with a scissors. I cut out the butterfly and some flowers.

For a more textured effect tear your card carefully and leave those lovely rough edges

Before you start gluing place all your pieces where you want them. In this that was the card, picture and flower embellishments.

Step 4

Here I glued down the card with pva glue but left the edges loose so that they can be ruffled up at the end. This gives your piece a more 3d effect and shows off your fussing cutting too!
MDF Heart

Step 5

Finish applying your embellishments, and cut out a photo you want to use. I used our cardboard picture frame with a photo for this as it didn’t add too much weight but framed my photo nicely.
MDF Heart

Step 6

Flowers were glue gunned on as they needed something stronger than PVA to hold them. I did one more light spritz with over the papers before putting the photos on.
MDF Heart

Step 7

To finish I used a 3d Pearl effect to make “droplets” around the heart, on the flowers and on the photos. This works great particularly if you have silk flowers.

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