Friday, April 1, 2016

Home is Where the Heart Is...

I had a great find in my local charity a plastic bag in a box I found the four letters that spelt HOME. They were in a sorry state, like some one had tried different techniques then gave for a few pennies I bought the letters.
They were just perfect for my design team project over at Altered Eclectics

 I stripped as much of the previous decor back, almost down the the bare mdf...then gave each letter a bit of sanding and a coat of black acrylic paint.
The next day I found they needed another coat,which I did,then decided once dry that I would paint two of the letters in red.

After the paint was completely dry I used a stencil to paint the diamond pattern on randomly on each letter...then left them over night to dry...the next day I sprayed each letter with spray & shine.
I found two hearts in my stash and painted those and added them to the first letter.
I am really pleased as the texture of them isn't completely smooth due to previous decor, but for me its just added to the effect as I didn't intend to make them too fancy.
                                             Do pop over to
                                          Altered Eclectics
       as they have just launched their challenge for April....


Anonymous said...

very nice indeed!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I am so late in getting round to everyone so am sorry. I love what you have done with your HOME project. So pleased to have yo aboard the Eclectics journey. x