Saturday, 26 January 2013

Creative Expressions

Here's my project for this week using the lovely Heart Entwined stamps from Creative Expressions.

I've done a little tutorial as this was just a use this and see if it works.

1. Take a chipboard heart and paint one colour in acrylic over the heart and then paint a different colour over the top when dry. Next sand over the paints so the first colour shows through.
2. Using TH Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy go over the heart and lightly heat so it crackles.
3.  Take a crackle background stamp and ink up with TH Fired Brick ink pad. Stamp randomly   over the heart and then apply the ink pad around the edges.

4. Stamp the decorative heart onto acetate with Perfect Medium and then use a white embossing powder. Cut out the heart and edge with the brick red ink pad.

5. With a black ink pad distress the heart a little and stamp a single heart in the middle.
6. Apply the acetate heart over the stamped heart, just adhering the middle so each side is lifted. I used a little tag with the "I love you" from the Special Sentiments stamp set. To hang the heart I added some lace to the top.

 I hope you've enjoyed my little tutorial. Don't forget you can see all the Creative Expressions DT work on the Creative Expressions Facebook page here.


  1. A really nice make Shary - love the crackle effect and thanks for sharing the tutorial with us - I will certainly be trying it out.
    Jean xx

  2. WOW love that tutorial makes me want to try making this project. Will have to spend some pennies and get some of the ingredients required but it would be worth it.

    Wilma x x x

  3. wow, this is beautiful and I enjoyed the tutorial, love to see how you can transform a piece of chipboard that way!

  4. This looks fantastic Shary and thanks for the tutorial. I must have a try at this. Hope your having a good weekend
    x catherine

  5. a really nice make, great use of the crackle too! trace x

  6. Ooh, that turned out nice! May have to have a try with the old crackle paint, I've found a chipboard heart or three in my stash so I might as well use 'em!


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