Saturday, December 19, 2015

Broken Heart Shrine

Sometimes all you can do with a broken heart is make it a little shrine.......

Deco Art products used:  Metallic Lustres in Silver Spark, Black Shimer. Traditions paint in Raw Umber, Phtalo Green blue, Naphtol  Red Light. Craft Twinkles in Christmas Red and crystal. Americana acrylics in Lamp Black.  Matte Varnish and Gesso.  Weathered Wood Crackle medium and Media Crackle Glaze. Antiquing cream in black

Other material used: cardboard (piece of a box) a wooden house shaped frame, a key , chipboard.  Tim Holz dies, a crown charm a metal heart and a wooden heart. Rhinestones and ribbon. A Sharpie and Distress Ink in Barndoor Red.

You can find this shrine in my Zibbet shop here

First I die cutted the chipboard into the iron gate and the background for the heart from the cardboard box and gessoed everything.

Next I painted the wooden frame and heart lamp black, the Iron gate dies alse were painted black and embossed .the piece of cardboard was painted in Raw Umber, Phtalo Green blue and was given some sparkle using Craft Twinkles in Crystal.

I gave all metal pieces and the emobossed iron gate die cuts a vintage look using the Metallic Lustres.

Painted the word love on the key red and added Craft twinkles in christmas red. Put Rhinestones on the crown and the key.

The wooden heart got a layer of Weathered Wood over the black paint and the top layer is Naphtol Red Light. After the crackle appeared and the paint was dry I varnsihed the heart and let dry again. Next layere is Media Crackle Glaze and when that dried I rubbed some balck antiquing cream into the cracks and wiped away the acces. Used matte  Varnish to finish the heart,

The senti came from the internet and was handwritten on a piece of cardstock using a Sharpie, added red using the distress ink and next step was glueing the all parts in and on the frame. I decorated the edges and sides of the shirne using a ribbon with metal decorations on it.

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  1. Awesome attention to detail, Monique!

    Love your shrine and what you did with the broken heart! Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia xx

  2. Very good artwork,great idea! I like the crackled heart very much.
    Happy Christmas and a great New Year to you.

  3. Love this piece. Great details and interesting details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics with month. Hope to see your Art Work back here again soon. Judy DT

  4. Wow Monique what an awesome Mixed Media Project, I love the effect of it all, but the broken heart stands out... Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge.. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon...

    Hugs Rhonda DT xx

  5. Wow such a lot of amazing detail in this project I love it! Thank you for joining in on our challenge over at Creative Artiste's Mixed Media Challenge this month. Hope we see you again.

    Hugs Sheryl DT xx

  6. Such a lot of detail and hard work in your project, it certainly catches the eye. Thanks for sharing it with us at Creative Artiste mixed media challenge. Janet DT x

  7. Wonderful details on yours shrine and you used the DA products fantastically. The details for the edges of the shrine are awesome sauce and your cracked heart and sentiment go perfectly together.

    Thanks for joining us at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk Challenge. Hugz ~Niki DT

  8. what a great project. love how the red heart really pops out from everything else. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Happy New Year!