Hello and welcome fellow crafters!
There is a huge selection of heart Birch Plywood Plaques to choose from at Calico Craft Parts and being wood will survive some robust treatment on a wedding day! And you can have holes drilled all ready too!
I first painted the heart with gesso to seal the wood and then applied some crackle paste with a spatula here and there and then overlaid some texture paste through a stencil.
I decided not to go down the white/satiny look and opted instead for a bright colour. Bridesmaids tend to be dressed in the most gorgeous colours these days and so I thought it would be a lovely gesture to use similar colours (if you know what the colours are of course!). I used a lot of water with these granular style powders and worked the colour into the crackle and around the texture paste.
I then used some smaller Calico Craft Part pieces for the decoration. A part of a lovely fence .......
.... thistle leaves (probably not greatly appropriate!) and those ever popular mini alphabet letters.
They have all been splodged with white paint, but I love the way the brown shows through here and there.
I painted some bought flowers with the same paint as the background, keeping the colour quite dense and then added some highlights with gold paint.
I always like to add some muslin and thin hessian twine under the flowers (it gives the flowers something to stick to!)
Being made of wood this would also make a lovely 5th Wedding Anniversary Present too.
As always thank you for joining me today and I hope my little wedding heart might inspire a crafty gift for someone.
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