Saturday, November 10, 2012

I {heart} Fast Finish!

Really!  I love this stuff and you will, too!  It's so easy to use and just like the name says, it's F-A-S-T!




I went to Michael's earlier this week and picked up this really cool wooden heart.  I've been wanting to create some decorative wall items for my shabby chic-styled craft room.  I'm fortunate to be one of those people that can pick something up and an idea instantly pops into my head as what I can do with it.  Well, as soon as I saw this heart, I knew what I wanted to do!  First, I stamped these images and embossed them with Clear Bark embossing powder on a Lost and Found 6x6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye.




  I used Stampendous images Deco Lady, I Love Paris, and Carte Postale.  I loved the vintage feel of these stamps and knew they would be great together.  (I added a tiny bit of pink and green to Deco Lady with my Copics!)

After stamping and embossing the images on the papers I picked out, I set about doing the background of my heart.  First I covered it with Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen, then added accents in Spun Sugar.  Next I covered it with a thin coat of Distress crackle paint in Picket Fence.   While waiting for the crackle paint to dry, I used my Spellbinder heart and scalloped heart dies and cut out a few hearts using scraps from the paper I stamped my images on.  When the paint dried, I laid the stamped images and hearts out and found a layout I was happy with.  I did end up tweaking it just a little!













Next up was adding the Beacon Fast Finish Decoupage adhesive.  Let me tell you, I love how quick and easy this adhesive works!  I let the first coating dry, added a little more around the edges and sprinkled some chunky glass glitter around the edges for a little vintage sparkle!  For a finishing touch, I added some ribbon and bow to hang it with.   Here's a close-up.


I'm so pleased with how this project turned out and I hope I've inspired you to try this product for yourself.  I'm sure you'll love it just as much as I do!

These are the team members playing along today, so be sure to visit all of the blogs and leave some insightful, kind comments (the kind that let us know you looked at the project) and we'll give some great prizes, sending some of you with U.S. mailing addresses some Fast Finish Decoupage Medium and some Stampendous Stamps. Here we go...
Lea Kimmel (me!)

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you again soon!  Have a blessed day!

Hugs,
Lea

27 comments:

  1. I love hearts, Lea, and you have created such a beautiful shabby chic item to use in your craft space! The images you've used are perfect for this look.

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  2. Really pretty. I never know what to do when I see those wooden shapes at the craft store. I always think they could be something cool, you did a great jog with your heart!

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  3. This is beautiful! It will look terrific in any space!

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  4. Ok...Lea, this is AWESOME!!! I just love it. I have to make one for my self...giggle.

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  5. Great project.

    craftymom205 at yahoo dot com

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  6. Very vintage!! We are so lucky to have creative people, like you, who have ideas pop into their heads!

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  7. Great minds think alike...hee hee! We love our hearts! This project is sooooo gorgeous, dearie!!

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  8. Lovely heart, Lea...very fond of the vintage feeling papers you used to stamp on.

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  9. Love the shabby chic heart collage. Iris

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  10. Great vintage chic heart project. TFS

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  11. Wonderful mix of images! Love the idea of the wood heart as the base too! Beautiful!

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  12. Great treat! Am inspired to try this myself!! Love the vintage feel from the crackle paint, sprinkle of chunky glass glitter around the edges!

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  13. Vintage, glitter, Paris, hearts what a fabulous combination! Thanks for sharing your details!

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  14. very cool project - I love the idea of covering the wooden heart like this!

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  15. This is so sweet, Lea! Just like you! Keep crafting!

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  16. I have a friend who would love to get this as a gift. So pretty.

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  17. Fabulous project, thanks for all the great ideas this week!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. This is a lovely project! I especially love the images you chose to use and think they work so well together to create that shabby chic look! Great job!

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  19. Really cool project! Great stamps. Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  20. Such a BEAUTIFUL collage!! I LOVE the way it turned out!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  21. Your shabby chic heart is beautiful! It turned out so perfect!

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  22. This heart plaque is so SWEET!! I love plaques, to hang on my front door or little cabinets in my home for the changing seasons and holidays. This one would be perfect for Valentine's Day or a girlie loft or dressing room.

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  23. love the heart plaque, very vintage looking. great layering. thanks for sharing.

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