A CHIPPY VINTAGE HEART

Hello friends!  Valentine's Day is coming and every year I like to create at least one Valentine project.      I'm sharing my vintage crackled heart with you today.


A few years ago, I created a paper mache heart with quilted paper (here), and I really wanted to make another smaller one.  


I found this metal heart at a craft store (Michael's, not a paper mache one, but this one was about the size I wanted.


I had covered a metal heart in a different shape and size last year, and I really liked how the Tim Holtz Collage Paper looked.  This one was not gessoed before the paper was applied, and the edges were given an aged look.  The metal shows through the paper, so it gives it a darker look.


I applied white gesso on both sides of my heart.  While that was drying, I stamped a piece of Tim Holtz Plain Collage Paper with this script stamp from his Entomology Stamp set (CMS328) with Archival black ink (so it doesn't bleed when using my different mediums).  I've covered one side of the front of my gessoed heart with my stamped Collage paper and clear Collage Medium. I am very generous with the medium, so that the Collage paper becomes transparent.  On the back, I've covered my heart on both sides, leaving the middle plain. 


Before applying Crackle Texture Paste, I applied Distress Vintage Collage medium all over my heart, both sides.  This sealed in the stamped Collage paper and gave it an antique look.



While the Crackle Texture paste dried, I cut out a few small pieces of patterned paper.  These were from the Tim Holtz Wallflower collection, and they were the small 3x3 or 3x4" designs in the paper stash. The patterns are smaller, which I like to use on smaller projects.  I taped the pieces together on the backside with masking tape or washi tape, where their edges met. I had traced my heart shape on a piece of scrap paper to give me an idea of the shape and size I needed. I then stitched with embroidery floss, where my papers met, connecting the edges together(I left the tape on the back).  I torn a bit of the edges and curled them up on the inside of the paper heart.


I antiqued my crackled parts of the heart with a Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon and a small amount of water, using my fingers.  The Distress crayon was also applied along the edge of the heart in the recessed areas.  To adhere the quilted paper, I lightly wet the paper with water, just enough so it was a bit damp.  If you added too much water, just carefully dab with a paper towel.  This makes the paper more pliable and a little easier to maneuver on the curved surface while adhering with Collage medium.


This is the backside of my heart.  You can see where the crackle was applied, mostly on the areas where I didn't have the stamped paper.  I didn't use any patterned paper on this side.



To finish off my heart, I added in flowers (Bouquet Findings TH93569) that were tinted with Distress Spray Stain, painted Key (TH92822), a tinted Countdown Brad Fastener(TH93631) inside a Typed Charm (TH92819), Story Stick(TH93680), held together with a Loop Pin(TH93200) and Mini Pin (TH93790) and tied with Distress Stain Spray tinted seam binding ribbon.


                                          Here's another look at my chippy vintage heart!


Thanks so much for visiting me here today. 

 Tomorrow, Tuesday February 5, 7:00am PST, there will be a Tim Holtz Creativation Blog Hop.  I hope you join myself and all the amazing designers who all contributed projects for Tim's Creativation booths. We are all sharing projects we created.  Not only lots of inspiration, but there will be prizes!  Richele Christensen is the host of this blog hop and will have all the information on her blog.  See you tomorrow!

Jan

16 comments

ann barnes said...

This is gorgeous! I love the look of the stamped collage paper over the gesso then tinted with the vintage collage medium. The embroidery looks so beautiful, just truly a spectacular heart.

Tamera said...

Oh I love this shabby Vintage heart Jan! It will go perfectly with my Valentine decor so I need to make one. Thank you so much for the tutorial so I can try to make one myself!

Carol w said...

Beautiful!

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely beautiful Jan xxx

Nancy Wethington said...

WOW Jan - absolutely gorgeous!

ßeulah ßee said...

I really like your hearts and I'm tempted to make a trip to M's. I've hand-stitched paper before and appreciate that you took the time to add this detail. These are special!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Pinned this beauty!!! From the Crackle to the shabby chicness all a delight!

SewPaperPaint said...

Absolutely stunning Jan! You turned this heart into a work of art and I hope you will display it year round somehow. Hugs, Autumn

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

WOW just love your 3 hearts. (checked out your prev post) I collect hearts and now a lot pinned to Pinterest. Thanks for the step by step. I love the chippy, vintage.

A Pink said...

Your heart is a vintage beauty, Jan. Absolutely adore . Tfs x

Kaz Hall said...

Perfect in every way xx

Erica H said...

This is so lovely. My favorite part is that tinted ribbon. What a beautiful shade of soft aged pink. What color did you use?

R.M.Vasquez said...

Gorgeous heart! Thank you for explaining all the steps you took in making it, also the cautions for the different mediums and inks.

Cassie Lynch said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for the step by step tutorial.

JoanneGib said...

Vintage perfection! Thank you so much for the step by step instructions. This is definitely Pinterest worthy.

NZAyles said...

Another one I absolutely love! Your attention to detail is amazing. You're very inspiring.

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