Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Love is in the Air!!! Have a Heart Challenge Time

It's Challenge time again.  February is Have a Heart Challenge, each day we will feature a unique heart creation done by one of the staff here at the Playground. Then it will be your turn. There will be giveaways for participating in the challenge. 

Our first Heart comes from Sue. Read below to see how she made this beautiful heart.

Products used: 
Paper Mache Heart
Charcoal pencil
Paper stump
PITT pens in grey, blue, red, black
Krylon Gold pen

Ranger products used: 
Red Pepper Dabber 
Studio Gesso
Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise ink spray
Ideology Tissue Wrap
Matte Multi-Medium
Black Diamond stickles
Distress Stains - Festive Berries, Salty Ocean
Ideology Crinkle Ribbon
Heat Gun

Gesso entire heart and hanger. Paint heart with Red Pepper Dabber (I opened dabber and used a brush), dry. Mix some Studio Gesso with Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise spray, brush over heart and wipe off. Cut hearts from Ideology Tissue Wrap, adhere with multi-medium, paint surface with multi-medium, dry outline heart with Gesso/Dylusions mixture, let dry. Use PITT pen in blue to outline outside of heart, smudge with finger, use grey to outline over the blue, smudge with finger, use red to color hearts and then outline inside of heart, let dry. Write "Love" using PITT pen in grey, go over most with PITT pen in black use charcoal pencil to outline inside of heart, smudge with paper stump. Paint hanger with Krylon gold pen.
Cut 2 yards crinkle ribbon, fold in half, stain half of one yard with Festive Berries stain and the other half of same yard with Salty Ocean stain. Dry flat with heat gun until almost dry then squish up ribbon and finish drying with heat gun. Repeat with second yard of ribbon. Tie to each side of hanger go over Love with Black Diamond Stickles
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!  Have fun trying these techniques on your heart creation. Comeback tomorrow for another creative heart. 

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