Home is where your heart is

Home is where your heart is

Posted by DecoArt on Mar 16th 2016

Change and relocation can feel unsettling and scary and I am right in the middle of a move across the States to a place that I have never lived. With feelings of sadness about leaving home... to the excitement of starting a new adventure, I thought that it would be great for me as a way of processing the move to make something for the new house. I also needed a reminder that a house is just a house and that love and the people inside of it make it a home. Have fun creating!

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I found an old frame at a thrift store and took out the glass.

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I painted the frame with Silver Media fluid acrylic

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Let the paint dry and then added a thick coat of Media crackle glaze and let that dry.

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Look at those gorgeous crackles!

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Then with a clean dry rag I rubbed on Media Antiquing cream in raw umber and black, making sure to get it in all of the cracks…. Oh man I love this! Seal with Ultra Matte Varnish.

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Cut a piece of 140lb water color paper to 10x8 size and put book pages down with Matte Medium.

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Age the background with Media Antiquing cream in Raw Umber.

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Paint the letters with Silver Fluid Acrylic.

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Once the letters are dry coat with Media Crackle Glaze, let dry and then age with Media Antiquing cream in raw umber and black. Don’t forget to seal with Ultra Matte Varnish.

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Cut a heart shape from the 140lb water color paper and paint with American Cranberry Wine let dry and coat with Media Crackle Glaze. 

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Age the heart with the Raw Umber and black Antiquing Cream. 

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Glue everything down with E600 onto the background.

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Shade with charcoal around the heart, letters and on the sides. Seal with a fixative and then with Ultra Matte Varnish. 

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Put it in the frame, Display and Enjoy! 

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