Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Follow your heart...

Hello everyone,

I have been accepted into the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Programm and I have made my first piece using mainly DecoArt Products and a few others.... I had lots of fun making this, experimenting along the way. I think the result is not bad !

This tag was painted with Cobalt Turquoise Hue acrylic paint. I then added some crackle paste through an Andy Skinner stencil and let that dry naturally. I you heat it with a heat gun, it won't crackle.. don't ask... haha..
Next I added a few antiquing creams, a bit of interference paint and some more antiquing cream to the crackled cornices, if you can call them that ! I really like the end result. 
Here are some close ups:

Doesn't that look yummy ! 
I also stitched around the edges with my sewing machine. 
Next I stamped the background. I used a stamp from a Mixed Media stamp set by Dina Wakley and white pigment ink for this. It dries back a little lighter which I really like in this tag. 
I then stamped the hearts (Unity Stamps) on the tag and onto some book text. 
I cut out the book text hearts and adhered them on top of the ones on the tag. 
The sentiment (which is only part of a sentiment by Carabelle Studio)  was stamped, like everything else with black Archival Ink and accentuated with a white paint pen. 
Lastly I added some whit and black splatters and a piece of ribbon coloured with the same Cobalt paint I used before. 

Thank you for stopping by today ! 


  1. It's lovely Corrie and well done on being part of the decoart outreach programme, well deserved
    Amanda x

  2. Congrats on being part of the DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program, don't you just love the paints and mediums? Love your tag and the decorated crackle corners.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  3. Wat een prachtige tag Corrie, erg mooi van kleur en wat een mooie structuren!!

  4. I love everything about this!! The colors are great and the textures are delicious! I especially love the crackle past parts... I totally want to buy some now... Lol

  5. this is so beautiful Corrie xx

  6. Gorgeous deep teal colour, and I love those crackled flourishes. Great to see you join the DecoArt programme.
    Alison x

  7. Welcome to the Decoart Blogger outreach program Corrie!
    And your tag is fabulous with the crackle parts, so beautiful!!!
    Coco xx