Here's one example: I spent days sculpting an elaborate firetruck cake and building a firetruck prop for my son's birthday. Not only was the fire truck big enough to hold six children, it was complete with flashing red lights and horn.
The kid was three.
I could have given him a cardboard box and he would have been happy. Some (like the entire Western Hemisphere) might say perfection was my middle name.
Despite my best intentions some of that perfection still resides in my crafting. I am meticulous in creating the ideal scene. Many projects, like my Valentine Station, involve excruciating details and endless hours of work.
Once in awhile, I remind myself to let loose and shake things up a bit--to let go of perfection and just create for the sheer joy of it. This project was all about having fun and combing different materials into one funky piece.
Begin by covering the non-word pieces of the Flying Heart Wall Hanging with a coat of gesso.
While the embossing powder is still warm, stamp the heart with a clean decorative rubber stamp. Use different materials, such as a liquid paint pen and micro beads to fill in the stamped areas.
Apply another layer of embossing ink/embossing powder and again heat, being careful not to blow away any glitter or beads.
Repeat the embossing steps for the crown and wings. For the wings you can add layers of color with each embossing application. Complete the wings by adding gold embossing powder to the edges.
Glue the crown on top of the heart and the heart on top of the wings with a strong adhesive. Adhere the button coil to the back. Make a loop with the second coil and also attach it to the back and your Fun & Funky Heart is complete.
Thank you for stopping by the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Blog. I hope you have a fun & funky week! - Betsy
Great StuffFlying Heart Wall Hanging
Clear embossing powder
Gold embossing powder
Radiant Gold Gilding Flakes
White paint pen
Acrylic paint assorted colors