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Let No Sadness Come to This Heart

Hello again, Friday Friends!
I am so happy to share this with you.   I just loved working this BEAUTIFUL Lost Coast Designs Hamsa Hand stamp and helping it into something that I am truly very proud of.  It was not hard given the quality of the great red rubber stamp and the embellishments from 
First I would like to start with some inspiration here...
The Hamsa Hand is a very ancient symbol and is believed to ward off evil.  
It carries with it this beautiful poem.  Please take this with you today and all days....
Let no sadness come to this heart
Let no trouble come to these arms
Let no conflict come to these eyes
Let my soul be filled with the
blessing of joy and peace

Now, on to creating my mixed media piece. 
First step is to ink chunky cardboard with coral and magenta. I used liquid ink watered down to the colors and intensity that was I wanting. 
I then added a bit of green shimmery ink...can you see that in the upper left corner in the pic below?
This is easy to achieve with shimmer mist and Splash Inks.
Just go for it.  Mix and match...what is the worst that can happen?
It is just cardboard, right! 
I also added a bit of magenta and white mixed together with my palette knife here and there. 
Next, I added a strip of a Gell Plate print that I had in my stash.
I just loved these turquoise colors for this purpose.  This was adhered with Tacky Glue. 
Next, I started on the Hamsa Hand...the main focal point...what this is all about. 
You can see in the upper left corner here I used black and white acrylic paint and I lightly slathered on a base of grey over this vintage text.  That was my base for my stamped image. 
Stamped image in black and fussy cut then adhered to base, again using Tacky Glue. 
I also added a bit of gold gilding with these pretty gold stickers.
They have a look of German Scrap mixed with Bolliwood...okay maybe not, but I LOVE them! 
Next, I added a bit of waxed cording, gold wire and color coordinated beads. 
I also added a few Mica circles finished off with more beads in the center. 
Then, came a bit of gold craft wire to hang my piece with more beading added. 
Here are the mechanics from behind....

And, here you have the finished piece.  I so wish you could see it in person as the camera  just doesn't do it justice.  The coral and magenta inks, the green sparkle, the Mica and the beads, these elements are what makes it. 


I love my little Boho Hamsa Hand Wall Hanging.  I hope you do too. 
Thanks for joining me and have a wonderful weekend! 
Stephanie Siatta for Altered Pages and Lost Coast Designs. 

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