ATC Monday #009 - "Framed Heart"
It's Monday night... time for another ATC!
Part of my ATC project is to create a libaray of techniques, or designs that work together - this particular tutorial is no exception. With ideas taken from a much large scale project (step by step can be found here) I have scaled the design down to be more suitable for ATCs!
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That's Crafty ATC with frame
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Prussian Blue Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Red Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Primary Magenta
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Cadmium Orange Hue
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste White
DecoArt Weathered Wood
DecoArt Chackle Paint Everlasting
DecoArt 3D Dimensional Paste
DecoArt Decoupage Glue Matte
Paint a base layer of Metallic Gold on to the ATC surface, once dry; roughly spread a layer of White Crackle Paste over the ATC using a pallette knife.
It is best to get an uneven spread as this will result is a variety of crackles. Where there is a thinner layer of paste there will be smaller cracks, while thicker paste will give wider cracks.
Set to one side and allow to dry fully.
Next up we can decorate the frame, That's Crafty produce a range of ATCs - I think the framed ones are so cute!
Initially paint the frame in Prussian Blue Hue then introduce a layer of Weathered Wood. Once the Weathered Wood is dry apply Everlasting Chalk Paint, remember to apply to chalk paint in even brush strokes and try not to go over the same area twice, so as not to disturb the crackle process.
To create your centre motif, build a layer of Dimensional 3D Paste on to a greyboard heart embellishment.
Allow the paste to dry fully and paint in a mix of Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Primary Magenta and Quinacridone Gold. Using a good mix of colours across the surface of the heart will give highlights and lowlights, tonal colour.
Dry brush and edge in Metallic Gold to pick out the textured detail.
Finally, glue all the elements together using Decoupage Matte Glue, add a sentiment and edge the frame in Metallic Gold to finish.