Thursday, December 15, 2016

Flamed Winged Heart - Shadowbox

Today I am sharing my shabby chic (ish) Flamed Winged Heart shadowbox. These flamed hearts are from Prima Sandra Everston Relics. They have been very popular, it seems to me. I've seen people's art work using these heart published in art magazines, on the internet and Sandra's website is just awesome to visit, lot's of inspiration. What I like about this product line, you get a package of various "relics" and you assemble to your heart's desire...use the wings, don't use the wings. I am fond of teal, not so fond of pink, but they go together so well. If I were to do this project again, I would so go all steampunk on these hearts, I would use metallic paint, gears, rivets, faux screws.

How it's made

I prepped the heart, flame and wings with gesso, makes it easier for the paint to stick, then painted the heart with Golden Paint teal and Finnabair metallic teal. I also wrapped about 12 inches of 11o gold seed beads and glued in the back to the neck portion of the flame's neck (that's funny, the flame has a neck) get the point. The compass is made using various parts. I used a round filigree, chipboard letters and a metal arrow.

For the flowers, I started out with Finnabar and Recollections white paper flower and sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays, then brushed them with Luminarte's Baby's Breath mica powder. I love the pale pink it gave the flowers, such a shabby chic color. I was trying get the same pale pink color effect on the rest of the piece, but it did not work, because of the surface, seems to only work paper surface. The clocks are made of chipboard and metal, which have been painted with bronze mica power using a glaze. The cute mini apothecary bottle, contains Finnabair Mica Flakes, to give a magical feeling to the piece, I think.  

The shadowbox has been stenciled and painted with Golden's teal, Finnabair metallic teal and Martha Stewart teal. I know sounds crazy. This is what happened I painted with Golden's teal because of its deep pigmentation abilities, it makes your piece pop, but it's also too dark of a teal. So on top of I added pale teal by Martha Stewart and I topped it off with Finnabair metallic teal because I wanted a little bit of shimmer. Inside the box, I used a small jewelry box to prop up the heart and added dimension. Since the box is hollow I filled with paper towel. On the outer edges of the jewelry box I added lace and swirly chipboard. Throughout the piece I have added gold mica flakes. Hope you enjoy this project.

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