Thursday 3 March 2016

MDF Heart Project

I took my MDF heart, and painted it in two colours

I then covered it with ultra thick embossing powder, and melted it with my heat gun

I repeated this process twice more, to obtain a thick layer, which I can them emboss into.  I've left the bottom of the heart, with just one layer, so it gives an uneven, speckled texture,

Ink up the stamp, and then stamp into the embossing powder.  Once with the lines running horizontally

And then once with the lines running vertically

Wrap a piece of ribbon around the heart

Now paint a piece of scrap card with the Distress Paints, and stamp the word Love twice

Cut the Love's out, into a flag.  I had a little play with the composition

I then added paint to my ribbon so it matches the colour tone perfectly.

Heat set the paint, which adds texture to the ribbon

I glued one of the stunning Wendi Vecchi embellishments to the heart, and then the Love Flags, sitting them under the embellishment

Edge the heart with the paint, and add dots of cosmic shimmer pva to the edges of the heart

I used stickles glitter glue to the letters, and went around the rest of the flag with glossy accents


carol edwards said...

This is lovely Leoni, thank you x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful heart. Thank you for sharing and your step by step instructions and pictures.
Loved your LLL shows yesterday,fabulous demos and chatter!

Anonymous said...

Lovely project Leonie to follow on from your thoroughly enjoyable and informative show yesterday. Best wishes Jackie x

Brawny x said...

Fabulous x

karenlotty said...

Beautiful project One I wouldn't mind having a go at I have a lovely print with 6 beautifully decorated hearts on and want to make a 3D one to hang underneath

Diane said...

Super project. Love the scrunchy ribbon, so effective :-)

Linda Simpson said...

Love, Love this Leonei, gorgeous effects and step by step. The ribbon looks gorgeous too.
Linda xxx

cardmakerkb said...

Love this project. I like the way the texture on the heart looks like fine ribbing. I hope this doesn't sound daft, but to me it looks very stroke-able. Kath x

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Leonie, This is fabulous, loving all the textures.
Lots of love from Patricia xx said...

Hi Leonie.
Just Brilliant, Thank you so much.
Take care Kitty.

nancyd said...

Hi Leonie, a fabulous heart managed to watch some of your shows still some to look forward to but off to the craft show in Glasgow today to get more goodies a pity you and Nancy Watt won't be there it was fabulous meeting you both I think it was 2 years ago so looking forward to seeing Barbara as she is always there maybe Chloe too as I met her and her mum one year well we will see. Thanks for the all the fab. step by step instructions. PS watch more Hochanda shows since you came on board.
Nancyd xx

Cal Shrive said...

Hi Leonie great project, I love it, the heart is beautiful!! I have to tell you that I was just blown away on your 'Let Leonie Loose' this week, I have lots of MDF pieces and I paint them and stamp things and cut them out etc But.. I'd never thought of using UTEE on top of the paints, you know it's the simple things that just wow me Lol.. I thought it was an amazing show and learnt so much, and you finished off all of your projects in the 2 hours. Perfect hey!! Lol (only teasing you) Looking forward to more tutorials in the future. Crafty hugs Cal :)

Myra said...

Hello Leonie,
I'm so sorry I've been missing but have been on holiday! I missed your MDF shows but will look to see if I can still watch on Catch up as I love using MDF and your heart is beautiful!
Thank you.
Hugs Myra xxxx