Friday, June 24, 2016

Heart Wall Hanging

For the Helmar Creative Team (more pictures and details on the Helmar page)
 I have made a wall hanging out of a wood scrap. I love making my own embellishments for my art and for this I made a heart with crackle and paper layers.  

I painted a layer of Gesso and then used some Modeling paste through a Tim Holtz Argyle stencil to get the triangles.  Decoart Sea Breeze painted over the top and then I used my fingers and lightly added Desert Turqoise over the top of the texture. I added some Gesso to some gauze and cut some hessian to size for under the heart.

Then added some DecoArt paint and then crackle glaze to the cut out heart. When the cracks appeared I rubbed in some Antiquing cream in white to enhance the cracks.

For the wire work. I got my pliers and the wire and fitted it over the side of the heart just wrapping it around and around. I then gathered up some paper beads and wired them up too. Hubby drilled and placed the eyelets for me. I just popped dots so he knew were they had to go.

I got my typewriter out and added a quote to the side with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste, just adds that little element that I like. The quote reads 'We fall in love by chance, we stay in love by choice'.

Time for assembly. Using the Helmar Tacky Glue I layered the hessian and then the gauze.

Then because of the wire I used the Helmar liquid scrap dots. That worked perfectly to hold the wire and give me the dimension that I needed for the heart to sit straight with the wire underneath.

Grabbed a word band from my stash and added the gear with more of the Helmar Liquid scrap dots. It really is the perfect thing for when things just can't sit flat. Added wire to the top and my strung paper beads and glittery beads with little birdcage to the bottom.
So hope you liked my wall hanging today. I sure had fun making it and doing all the little elements.

I am linking this up with Paint Party Friday

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)


  1. Beautiful work! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

  2. this is such a pretty hanging-love the colors!

  3. Stunning piece...I love it...very inspirational.

    Hugs Giggles

  4. Oohhh this is fabulous!! Thank you for showing how you created it.

  5. I just love that wall hanging! What inspirational talent.

  6. Beautifully done, as always!Wish you could come on artcation with me and Tamiko!


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