Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Altered heart makeovers with faux looks.(SSS)

The month of "Love" is upon us... and I am sharing some altered items with "hearts" as a theme.  A tin one and a wooden one....
on this wooden one,  I had been trying for a "faux ceramic" look by using crackle texture as a first coat base and finishing it with a lot of triple thick glaze at the end. 

Secondly, here is my "faux" vintage enamelled tin. I did this one to match some other kitchenware i already owned...
 The tin was originally pink gingham check with flowers. now it blends in with the above kitchen items (of which i have many lol)

And as the Simon says wednesday challenge is hearts, then I would like to dedicate this post to that...


  1. Love your hanging heart! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Have a Heart!

  2. Great work especially love the effect you got on the heart xx

  3. Oh love that heart!!!! The crackle in combination with the triple glaze looks fantastic!! And winged hearts always do it for me, fabulous make. Love the tea caddy too, very clever match!

  4. Hello Louise,
    Gosh the effect looks amazing what a beauty the tin looks now that it is altered, fabulous effect with the Glazing.

  5. You did an excellent job on the tin it looks vintage and matches perfectly.. Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. The hanging heart with the crackle just lovely..
    Sandy :)

  6. The enamel tin heart is great - but I'm blown away by the finish on the wooden version - just love that glossy patina - amazing!
    Alison x


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