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Winged Heart Wall Hanging

By: Lindsay Mason
March 4, 2015

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Winged Heart Wall Hanging
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Transform some plain cardboard into a piece of wall art using Deco Art Media products

Items needed:

  • Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 2oz - Americana Decou-Page Matte
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Payne's Grey
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Quinacridone Magenta
  • DecoArt Media Antiquing Creams - Patina Green
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Crackle Glaze - Clear
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Modeling Paste - Black
  • Americana Decor Varnishes 4oz - Light Satin
  • Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Made to Measure
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Copper Kettle
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Gold Rush
  • Metallic Lustre 1oz - Silver Spark
  • Corrugated card
  • Smooth cardboard
  • Various embellishments (Philosophy Tags & Regal Adornments)
  • Dictionary paper
  • Thick wire
  • Seam binding ribbon
  • Paint brushes

Instructions:

Cut a heart shape from old corrugated box card - for extra strength, cut two and glue together. Crumple up old dictionary paper, flatten out and adhere to the heart using Decou-page glue, folding the edges round the back.

Instruction #1 - LM picture 270
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Place stencil onto surface and apply black Modelling Paste through it with a palette knife. Move stencil and repeat in other areas. Set aside to dry.

Instruction #2 - LM picture 3
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Cut a smaller heart from smooth cardboard and paint with Quinacridone Magenta Fluid Acrylic.

Instruction #3 - LM picture 4
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Once dry, paint small heart with a coat of Crackle Glaze and set aside to dry. Do not be tempted to try and speed up this process with a heat tool!

Instruction #4 - LM picture 5
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Glue your chosen embellishments to the large heart. Tip: you may wish to draw around the small heart where you wish to place it so that you can position items more exactly

Instruction #5 - LM picture 6
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Paint the large heart with Payne's Grey Fluid Acrylic and allow to dry.

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Use Media Misters to spray colour over the heart. Using the White will create different effects when used with the other colours. Once dry, the shimmery effect will become more apparent.

Instruction #7 - LM picture 8
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Apply Metallic Lustres over the surface with your finger to highlight the textural details.

Instruction #8 - LM picture 9
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Once the Crackle Glaze is dry, apply a coat of the Patina Green Antiquing Cream.The crackles will appear as you brush it on.

Instruction #9 - LM picture 10
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Glue the key and words from the dictionary paper to the heart. I added texture to the key with modeling paste before painting with Payne's Grey and rubbing a little Metallic Lustre over it.

Instruction #10 - LM picture 11
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Paint with a coat of Satin Varnish and, once dry, rub some Metallic Lustre around the edges before glueing to the large heart.

Instruction #11 - LM picture 12
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Scrunch up the ribbon and spray with the Media Misters. Heat set.

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Pierce two holes at the top of the heart and twist wire through to form a hanger.Tie on the ribbon to complete.

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You may wish to add a paper, or felt backing to the heart. If so, stick this down before adding the hanger.

Instruction #14 - LM picture 15
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Comments

Fabulous project Lindsay and thanks for sharing your step by step xx

linda page

March 4, 2015

Awesome texture, Lindsay! Love it! Claudia xx

Claudia

March 4, 2015

Wow Lindsay, what a fabulous creation this is!! You are such an inspiring artist and I love what you have done with the fantastic DecoArt products. Huge congratulations on joining the DecoArt team too! Anne x

Anonymous

March 4, 2015

What a very beautiful piece. I do have a question though. Why the dictionary page, when none of it is showing in the final product?

Anarii

March 4, 2015

love all the layers and the look you achieved thanks for sharing

Barb Housner

March 4, 2015

This is a very cool winged heart, Lindsay. Great tutorial.

Candy Colwell

March 4, 2015

Gorgeous, and great tutorial! Love it!

Win Dinn

March 4, 2015

Thank you for sharing your techniques for use of the DecoArt products and common items found around the house. One question, was the key metal or plastic? Loved your results!

Kimberly Robin Brown

March 4, 2015

I absolutely love this! Can you tell me where you got the metal wings as I can't find any?

Clare Hyett

March 4, 2015

Great tutorial, step by step, I love it. Thanks for sharing ! Sandra from Brazil ...

sandra marcia godoy

March 4, 2015

It's a very beautiful piece of art, thank you for the tutorial!

Gra Sandel

March 4, 2015

Thank you Lindsey, a lovely project and one I shall be attempting. X

Trish Fairclough

March 4, 2015

Love this it looks awesome

Deborah

March 5, 2015

Love the rich colour and texture in this x

snazzyoriginal

March 5, 2015

Thanks for all the great feedback. In answer to the questions.... Anarii, I like to use book papers for the technique as they are just the right feel and weight for creating the crumpled effect without being too stiff or too fragile. Old dictionaries are the perfect choice as I also cut words out of them to use in projects - I did use dictionary words on the front of the small heart in this piece. Lx

Lindsay Mason

March 5, 2015

Further answers: Kimberly Robin Brown, the key was actually a rather flat wooden one. I used modelling paste to add the raised detail before painting and rubbing with Metallic Lustre. Clare Hyett, the wings are from the Idea-ology collection by Tim Holtz and this particular pack of metal wings and crowns is called "Regal Adornments". L x

Lindsay Mason

March 5, 2015

Beautiful project! I'm definitely trying it, thanks for sharing!

Carmen Whitehead

March 6, 2015

Love this Lindsay, wonderful textures and design.

Brenda Brown

March 7, 2015

I have my cardboard ready and waiting for this one!

Carolyn Roach

March 10, 2015

What a fabulous project and marvellous step by step instructions. I shall be bookmarking this site as it is so inspirational! Thank you.

Christina Doré

March 11, 2015

Beautiful project Lindsay.

Millie Moss

March 13, 2015

Completely Fantastic! I could do this!! I've got some DecoArt goodies on order! Can't wait to start playing & painting!

Shari

March 17, 2015

Stunning project and thank you for sharing the step by step with us Lindsay - lots more products I need Karen x

Karen P

March 18, 2015

Awesome and I wanna try one soooo bad, but I need to get more supplies. Thank you for the inspiration!!!

Tommy Jo

March 18, 2015

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