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Tutorial: Vintage Heart


Layer up embellishments to create this pretty vintage inspired mixed media piece.


List of products used;

DecoArt paints and mediums

White Gesso

White Modeling Paste

Andy Skinner Stencil 8x8 Industrial Elements

Crackle Glaze

Antiquing Cream White

Metallic Lustre Brilliant Turquoise

Ultra Matte Varnish

Media Fluid Acrylics Paynes Grey

Media Fluid Acrylics Quinacridone Gold

Media Fluid Acrylics Titan Buff

Media Fluid Acrylics Metallic Silver

Media Fluid Acrylics Primary Magenta

8x8 MDF Substrate

Guilding Flakes

Paper and Ribbon embellishments from Simply Vintage Designs

Greyboard embellishments from Tando Creative

Step One


Using a palette knife, draw DecoArt Modeling Paste through the Andy Skinner Industrial Elements stencil.

Once dry cover the piece with white gesso.

Step Two


To create the background, add a wash of Paynes Grey and Quinacridone Gold. Build up the wash from light to dark, allowing the wash to pool around the raised details.

Once you are happy with the wash depth, dry brush the piece with a stiff brush and Titan Buff. This highlights the edges of the stenciled details. Edge the board with Titan Buff to frame.

Step Three


Add detail to the stenciled words by laying the stencil back over. Using a small sponge, dab glue on areas. Remove the stencil and lay guilding flakes over the glued areas. Rub away the excess flakes, leaving the glued flakes in place.

Remember to wash the glue from the stencil straight away.

Step Four


To create the rusted effect on the cog embellishments create a layered wash with Paynes Grey and Quinacridone Gold. Add a light wash of Metallic Silver over the top of the base wash.

On to the clock face embellishment, rub Metallic Lustre Brilliant Turquoise to give a patina finish.

Step Five


For the focal motief, paint a greyboard heart in Primary Magenta. Coat this in Crackle Glaze. For fine crackles apply a small amount of glaze, and for a larger crack add a thicker amount of glaze.

Once fully dry, cover the piece in White Antiquing Cream. Ensure the cream gets in to all of the cracks. Buff the surface of the heart with a baby wipe to remove the excess cream, leaving it just in the cracks.

Finally edge the heart in White Gesso to frame.

Step Six


Select vintage papers and ribbons and begin layering them to add further background detail. Glue the using the Matte Varnish and add the same wash as used throughout to tie the pieces together.

Step Seven


Finish the project by layering up the greyboard embellishments and adding the focal heart off centre. A sentiment has been added to the top right corner for balance.

Happy Crafting x x x

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