Saturday, 19 April 2014

Shabby Chic hanging heart

In a few weeks I will be attending Beryl Taylors UK workshops and can't wait. In 'preparation' I have been revisiting her work and have altered  an MDF hanging heart over the last few days in her 'style' - homage to Beryl. It is a little difficult to photograph I hope this gives you an idea ... I have used Paperartsy paints and Pewter Treasure Gold to achieve the finish ... its has a nice muted silver finish in real life ...

The heart is approximately 6" x 5". Just to demonstrate my process I have added some extra pictures below ...

Covering the heart with scrapbook paper ...

The heart painted and stencilled (there are some tissue paper strips added under the paint for a bit of texture and a little crackling around the edges using Paperartsy Crackle Glaze and as I said the paints used are Paperartsy Fresco Finish in gorgeous pinky purples - I used Vintage lace, Mushroom, Spanish Mulberry, Rose and Squid Ink ..

I made the charm with glass beads and a chain tassel and drilled a small hole at the bottom of the heart to hang it ...

The square is silver card dry embossed with my Cuttlebug and then painted with Fresco Finish paints to make it 'shabby' with some brads is each corner. The centre heart is card covered with a little padding and a piece of silk painted with the Fresco paints to match the rest of the project. I have stamped it with a text stamp and wound wire and beads around it - this is similar in design to a piece I created years ago that I still like ...


  1. This is beautiful Jacqui. Have fun at your workshops!

    Lesley Xx

  2. looks gorgeous, enjoy the class!

  3. Oooohhhh I wish I was there too... I love Beryl Taylor. I have watched her DVD so many times I think it will get a hole some day. Your heart is beautiful, Jacqui! I hope you have a wonderful time in your workshop.

  4. Love this - catching up on posts I missed whilst on holiday. Can't wait to see what you create with Beryl. Have an awsome time - I am so jealous!


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