Today I’m sharing a fun Home Décor project I made with the Basically Bare chipboard hearts.
I had this plain canvas in my studio for quite a while, it’s kind of an odd size for me to work on, like most scrappers I guess I’m used to working on a square! But it was the perfect size for a bare wall in my bedroom. I used just 3 chipboard hearts in different sizes. I wanted to keep the whole thing white to match my room so I had to make it interesting using texture. Luckily I had just had a box of scrappy things delivered so I used the packaging that they came in to get the look I wanted!
Firstly, the tissue paper my embellishments were wrapped in, I ripped and screwed up, using medium to stick it to the largest chipboard heart (I wasn’t particularly careful about this because you can trim the sides when it dries) I made sure everything was stuck down really well and created lots of bumps and creases.
I then took the string from my package and again covering the second largest chipboard heart in a generous coat of medium (to make sure it held) I wound the string round and round the top of the heart, giving it one last coat of medium when finished, I used a fine brush to remove the medium from the creases so you could see the texture clearly.
Finally, I took the smallest heart, again coated in medium, and stuck a small piece of the bubble wrap from my parcel to it (wait til its completely dry before trimming or you may pop the bubbles when it slips around)
Once all the hearts were dry I coated them in white acrylic paint and stuck them to the canvas, giving one final coat of paint over the whole thing.
I done this over the course of one day (allowing for drying time in between) so it’s a quick fun project using mostly recycled items!
Thanks for taking a look!