Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Music to my Heart

This started as a toilet paper (clean I hasten to add) casting in a candle making mould. When the heart was dry I trimmed and applied gold leaf. The background is coloured with pink and edged with purple pastels. I then sealed this with a spray sealer. The background was then stamped and embossed with holographic powder. A strip of sheet music was torn and coloured with purple pastel, again sealed. The top of the heart at the bottom of the ATC was sprayed through a stencil with adhesive and then gold leafed. A small line of beads and sequins was then sewn along the torn edge of the sheet music.

I hope you like this as much as I enjoyed making it.


My name is CINDY...... said...

Hi Paula, well done on starting a blog, I shall try and pop in to keep up with what you are doing. I love the colours and texture on this piece - funny I was using gold leaf yesterday, haven't quite got the hang of it yet, but love the richness.I love this paper casting technique too - yet another thing to try!!

paulaexuk said...

Hello Cindy,

Thank you for your encouragement. Gold leaf is hard, I have found two ways that worked for me. See above my little handbag books I made yesterday doing this.