Starfish Wish – Take 2

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Ok, I’ll be honest, his was not the project I set out to make. My original intention was to attach the heart to a canvas and there would be stamping and butterflies and flowers. Next thing I know, this is what I found in my hand!


Well what’s a girl to do eh? Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I’m sharing this over at Sunday Stampers for the paint challenge. I began with a wooden heart that I first painted with a mixture of purple, metallic blue and metallic green paint. Once dry, I gave it a coat of crackle paint, making it thicker in some places. Once the magic had happened, I rubbed in a little more paint. Next, I used that fab new stamp by Ryn and stamped sea bubbles using black Archival ink. This was followed by some risky stamping and embossing, all without the aid of a safety net, to create the word “wish” in gold. I threaded the little seahorse charm on to some gold wire and added a few beads.


I played around with all manner of seashore embellishments, proper starfish, sea grass, seaweed tupe stuff, shells and the like but none of it looked right. Then I remembered a little stash of hearts that I had been given as part of a very generous give away by the lovely Hels Sheridan, Lady Sunday Stampers herself.  I’ve been clinging onto my prize until I felt qualified to use it, but today decided to pinch one of the stars. I gave it a coat of paint so that it matched the heart and then did a smidge of gold embossing before glueing it on.


I’ve recently been playing with fusible fibres and film, and have added a bit here. I glued it on with PVA and then used a heat gun. This is probably highly dangerous, although this tip was given to me by a bona fide grown-up crafter, but who wants to be ironing on a Saturday? It works really well, you just have to be careful as it shrivels very quickly.

The finishing touch was to add some tiny pearls and a little shell star.



So, not what I’d intended but quite cute. Happy weekend all 🙂



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