52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Monday 10 February 2020

Funky Fossil - MDF Decorated Hearts for Valentine's Day

I decorated a couple of MDF hearts I'd purchased from Funky Fossil Designs this weekend.  It was nice to create an end product other than a card.

I started by coating each side with white Gesso, this is a base to put most mediums on.

I'll describe the process for the heart on the left first.

  • Once the Gesso was dry I used the Funky Fossil "Leafy Mandala Stencil" with the "Tea Dye" Distress Oxide Ink to create the subtle background design.  
  • I had a piece of scrapbooking paper with Valentine text on it.  I drew around the heart on the printed paper and then cut the shape out.  I then ripped the heart and adhered to the lower area of the heart.
  • I decided it looked too bright, so used another Distress Oxide Ink "Aged Mahogany" shade to darken both the text and stencilled area.
  • I used a "Funky Fossil MDF Key" painted with a "Multi Surface Metallic Rose Gold paint" and adhered the dry key into position over the hanging hole of the heart.  To finish I then inked the edges of the heart using Versafine Clair "Chianti" ink.
Process for the heart on the right.

  • I had a piece of textured card in red that has a look like folded leather or fabric, so covered and adhered it to the heart.  
  • Using the other half of the Valentine's text from the previous heart, I adhered it to the top right hand side of the heart over the textured card.  
  • I distressed the text by covering it with "Aged Mahogany" Distress Oxide Ink.
  • I used the "Funky Fossil MDF cogs" again painted in the "Multi Surface Metallic Gold Paint".  I also painted one small cog in a "Black Texture Paste".  Once dry I adhered the cogs on to the heart.
  • I stamped the word "Love" on the top right hand corner using a stamp from the Funky Fossil "Folksy Christmas" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Nocturne".