Friday, January 22, 2016

Mixed Media Heart Plaque

Hi everyone!  Robin here today with a mixed media project for you.  I don't have a lot of Valentine decorations for the house.  I used a pressboard heart and created a decoration for the mantle.

Pressed wood is thirsty so I coated the heart with gesso before painting.  The gesso makes a nice base coat so that your paint goes on evenly and the color stays true.  After the base was completely dry, I squirted on three different colors/types of red paint.  One of the paints was glossy just to give the piece a little more texture and interest.  Then, instead of using a brush, I brayered the entire surface, which created wonderful lines and patterns.

And now the fun began!  I started by choosing the Queen of Hearts collage sheet and cut out one of the little beauties.  She is backed with a German scrap spiky flower and also sports a German scrap crown.  Black lace made a nice background to highlight the game tiles.  

This wooden heart will be free-standing with on a plate rack, but it could just as easily be turned into a wall hanging by adding a loop of ribbon  glued to the back.


Thanks for visiting today!  Come back again tomorrow for another fun project by the Altered Pages Design Team.

Supplies used on the mixed media heart:
Tacky Glue
Ribbon, lace and flowers (cut apart)
German scrap
Game tiles
Glitz giant rhinestone stickers
Dew Drops
Bazzill paper flowers
Collage images
   Queen of Hearts
   Valentine Faux Postage
   Mini Images Valentine
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  1. Great idea Robin.....bold and attractive.

  2. Love it Robin! I really like the black & red combo with the vintage images! Beautifully done!

  3. Very vintage! Wonderfully done!