Friday, February 21, 2020

Follow Your Heart: A Wall Hanging

The February Media Kit from the Très Jolie Kit Club came with everything to create a wall hanging that is perfect for displaying a favorite photo.

I began by giving the entire burlap heart a light coating of gesso. While keeping the rustic appearance, this softened the browns and gave it a more romantic look.
While I had the gesso out, I gave the grapevine pieces a light coat, too and covered the chipboard piece completely.
The flowers that came with the kit were coated with the Sparks paint and set aside to set. I also dry brushed the grapevine hearts and the chipboard.
Once the flowers were completely dry, I took out the Metallique Wax and used a stipple brush to coat the leaves and (very lightly) the grapevine hearts. I didn’t care for the results of the chipboard treatment (too light!), so I coated it with the wax, then a very light coating of the Phoenix Feather Sparks.

After gluing my photo to a piece of packaging, I adhered it to the inside of the shutter piece, then attached it to the burlap heart, using Beacon 3-in-1 adhesive. Next, I added the chipboard.
The flowers and grapevine hearts were added one at a time, allowing each piece to set before adhering the next one.

Here are a few close-ups:
Open the shutters and there’s a photo of “Us” on our wedding day.

I love how the Sparks altered my flowers: the colors are so pretty and the underlying metallics are gorgeous!

And that’s it: time to pack away the few leftover items and to clean my scrap room and get ready for another project…



***Très Jolie February 2020 Media Kit***
Darice – Vine/Burlap Strip Heart – 10” #2875-185
Darice – Tatiana Floral Embellishments – Coral – 5 Pcs #30062012
Prima – Memory Hardware – Parisian Arch Shutter #993702
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Follow Your Heart
Darice – Mini Grapevine Hearts – 1-2 Inches – 3 Pcs #2825-03
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold #963958
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Sparks Acrylic Paint – Phoenix Feather #967727
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Sparks Acrylic Paint – Enchanted 967734

Bad Girls Couture – Premium Quality Gesso – White
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 really beautiful!! I absolutely adore the shutters!! Such a treat behind them in your wall hanging! ♥

    1. Lisa, you just made my heart smile; thank you so much <3