Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Valentines with Jamie Pope

Today we have another Valentines project to get your creative juices flowing. Jamie Pope has been busy creating a tutorial for you to try out at home. 

Over to Jamie...

I have a wonderful project that looks ahead to Valentine's Day.  It's definitely not the traditional red/pink themed project, but the sentiment rings true, always trust your heart.  So let's see how I put everything together.

Step One: Start by tearing up an old book into small pieces.  I love books and had a hard time ripping one into pieces, so I went to the dollar store and bought a dictionary.  I didn't feel so bad about destroying that, plus it only cost $1 and I only used 3 pages out of 200.  I'll get plenty more use from that one. Then just adhere the pieces down in random directions until the base is covered.

Step Two: Clean up around the edges of the heart if you have any paper that overhangs.  Make sure to apply a thin layer of gel medium over the paper.  Then just set is aside to dry, preferably overnight.

Step Three: Using your ZIG Brushables markers, scribble a bit of ink onto your craft sheet.  Then, using a BrusH20, start picking up the ink and applying it to the paper.  The water will help to spread the ink around and give a nice watercolor look.

Step Four: Continue adding ink in different colors until the heart is fully colored.

Step Five: Using a ZIG Writer outline your desired text. Then simply fill in with ZIG Brushables.

Step Six: Highlight parts of the image with your ZIG Wink of Stella pens.  Love, love, love the sparkle!

Step Seven: Add all the fun embellishments - a bit of ribbon around the inside edge, some crystals, a few flowers, and a butterfly.

To see more of Jamie's wonderful projects please visit her blog here.