Friday, November 8, 2019

Listen to Your Heart

The Très Jolie Mediums Kit for November is packed with a variety of mediums, a wooden heart, a package of flowers, and – best of all – an 8” x 10” metal piece, perfect for an incredible piece of home decor.
Here’s what I came up with…

A few close-ups…


And here’s how it all came together…

I decided to use a canvas from my stash for a background full of Heavenly stars.
First, I mixed a small amount of the DecoArt Media Crackle Paint with a healthy serving of Distress Stickles Dry Glitter.

I applied my mixture through a Creative Embellishments stencil onto the canvas. The paint is thinner than actual paste, but leaving it out for a few minutes thickened it enough to work.

Once the stenciled image was completely dry, I sprayed it with a mist made with the Prima Mica Powder and water.  

After removing the twine on top, I covered the wood heart with a thick coating of crackle paint to ensure a lot of texture.

Once the paint was set, I applied Inka Gold Paint (this is more like a wax) over the surface, using a stipple brush. (I like to pass the loaded brush over a paper towel before applying it to the surface to prevent clumping.)

After allowing this to set for a while, I sprayed the surface with my DIY mica mist.

I attached my wings to the canvas using a nut and bolt through back mount along with E6000 glue.

I cut and layered 3 pieces of packaging and attached the pile to the center of the wings.

I waited for the glue to set, and then attached the heart.

I selected a few of the Prima flowers and treated them with Metallique Wax to match the metal wings.

I applied the same treatment to a sweet fairy that I had molded some time back.

I highlighted the flowers and fairy with Inka Gold Paint.

I arranged the flowers around the heart, using Beacon 3-in-1 glue.

Next, I glued the fairy down, allowing her to appear to dangle from the twine.

I applied a very thick coating of the Crackle Paint to a couple of Creative Embellishments chipboard vines that had come in an earlier kit.

I allowed the paint to set; then I coated the vines with Metallique Wax…

… and highlighted them with the Inka Gold Paint.
Using Beacon 3-in-1, I tucked the stems under the flowers.

I selected a few Tim Holtz quotes and backed them with thin strips of packaging, then ran the edges through the wax that was left on the paper towel to create outlines.
I glued them to the heart and called my project “done”.



***Très Jolie November Mediums Kit***
BCI Crafts – Salvaged – Metal Craft –Metal Angel Wings – 8 x 10 – Copper Patina #METANG
Viva Décor – Inka Gold Paint – Turquoise #VD1204-92236
P. Graham Dunn – Craft Décor – 3.5 x 3.25 Craft Ornament – Heart #CRA0069
DecoArt Media – Crackle Paint – White #DMM15
Prima – Paper Flowers – 16 Pcs #599454
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Stickles Dry Glitter – Clear Rock Candy #TDR35879
Prima – Finnabair – Art Ingredients – Mica Powder – Silver #962517


AC Moore – 8” x 10” Canvas

Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Flourish 30
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Collection – Metallic Stickers – Quotations #TH93559

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Bronze Age #964023

Creative Embellishments – Stencil – Falling Stars
Art Prosvet – Mold – Three Fairies #ARTMA0012
Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Small Stencil Brush Set #965228

E6000 – Permanent Craft Adhesive
Beacon – 3-In-1 – Advanced Craft Glue

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.


  1. This is even more impressive when you see all of the steps taken to create this. Gorgeous and stunning!!