This stunning creation was part of the Gesso masterclass feature in the February 2017 issue of Craft Stamper.

She says:

Die cut five hearts from white card and then adhere together to create a dimensional heart. Make a background on the heart as shown in technique 2.  Add further detail by adding background stamping using the Ledger Script stamp and Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Apply Black Soot Distress Crayon around edges and smudge to give definition. Cover frame with book pages, adhering with Matte Medium. Apply Crackle Paste randomly around the frame using a palette knife and allow to dry. Paint the frame with Picked Raspberry and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Paints; adding water to dilute the paints a little so that the book pages are still visible and then dry.

Adhere heart to the frame, adding thread behind the heart. Add splatters of Black Soot Distress Paint. Smudge Black Soot Distress Crayon around the edges of the frame. Add a pen nib wrapped with wire and heart charm to the centre of the heart. Colour a piece of scrap card with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink and then stamp the sentiment onto the card with Black Archival ink. Cut out and adhere the sentiment to the frame.

 

This project first featured in the February 2017 issue of Craft Stamper magazine