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Trust Your Heart Altered Art

English / Italiano

Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp!


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is Shimmer and Shine  .. This week we are challenging you to add shimmer and/or shine to your project!

I had this wooden ticket for years and I never knew what to do with it — so when I saw this girl vintage image I knew for a fact what I had to do! I wanted to bring back a technique I used to do a lot ages ago….The Transfer Technique!
The way I do it it might take a long time and I am pretty sure that there is a way that is faster, but this one turned out to be the only one that didn’t left any paper…you know that white little halo that you get after transfering the image? Anyway I prepped my image in this way – I grabbed the gel medium and I applied a first coat using a flat brush and going horizontal. I let it COMPLETELY dry – no heat gun, just air dry. Then I did a second layer vertically, again I let it dry. Lastly I did a layer oblique and let it dry again. When everything was dry I cut the image trying to stay as close as possible to the real image ( a bit of backrground was left especially near the head) then I took a bowl and I put the image in and covered with water. I let it sit there for 20 minutes. Meanwhile I worked on my background…


I covered the ticket with gesso, I didn’t want that the background was going to be absorbed in the wood so I wanted to put a thin layer of gesso. Then I added pieces of tissue wrap paper, I wasn’t interested into getting a precise look, I just wanted to achieve textures. I let it dry and meanwhile I die cut the Tattered Flowers from old book pages. To tie everything together, I used left overs from the die cutting on the backrgound aswell. I used gel medium to glue everything together. I also used strips of textured tape here and there.
I used distress crayons to color the entire panel. It was easy because distress markers are like butter! So easy to blend!
To color my flowers I used a bunch of Prima Marketing Colors that I diluted with water. I heat gun the flower till they were really dry and then with the back of a brush I rolled them to make them slightly 3d.


Before transferring the image to my wood backrgound I wanted to make sure that all my colors were set and well dry. Then I removed the image from the water, let the excess of water drip down and I placed the image over my surface and of course I had to flip the image backwards in order to have the previously glued part against my wood panel. With my fingers I started rubbing all over it till every little piece of paper was removed. It took me only a couple of minutes. I covered the image with gel medium and then I added the flowers as decoration.
It was really hard for me not to use my lovely sewing machine, so I had to draw a couples of black lines around some of the flowers and a bit on the top of the wooden frame……. LOL….Am I addicted or what!?

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • barbara

    Continui a stupirmi con questi colori super soft, questo pezzo è stratosferico! Barbara

    September 26, 2017 at 5:59 am Reply
  • smouwen

    Such a gorgeous panel, Zoey! Love the dark colors that blend so perfectly! The girl looks amazing with all those flowers around her! Hugs, Sandra

    September 25, 2017 at 10:49 pm Reply
  • onecraftystamper

    This is amazing!! Love the old vintage colors, and the image is perfect! The texture on the left reminds me of a honeycomb, and love how you doodled the flowers! Stunning!!

    September 25, 2017 at 9:40 pm Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    Wow, Zoey! This is gorgeous! I love the vintage look and how it reminded me of a really amazing renaissance painting or something…but even better because of all that yummy texture you added! Really stunning work!

    September 25, 2017 at 1:56 am Reply
  • Anna-Karin

    Such a pretty project Zoey! Gorgeous flower and the image transfer is wonderful.

    September 24, 2017 at 10:13 pm Reply
  • Emma

    A really beautiful work of art…this is wonderful Zoey and I absolutely adore it! <3

    September 24, 2017 at 3:51 pm Reply
  • meihsialiu

    Your creation is gorgeous, Zoey, The background texture and those flowers are stunning 🙂

    September 23, 2017 at 6:38 am Reply
  • kath stewart

    wow…amazing…stunning all rolled into one…love that beautiful face and your tattered florals are the perfect accompaniment…did I say I love it… hugs kath xxx

    September 20, 2017 at 11:45 am Reply
  • Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art

    Gorgeous creation Zoey and thank you for the image transfer tip, I will try it next time as it is so annoying to have those white bits of paper still visible! Beautiful colours, textures and what a lovely image, thanks so much for sharing your process, Deb xo

    September 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm Reply
  • Macarena

    Oh, it’s been some time that I haven’t seen flowers on your projects and I love the ones you used here. LOve the colors of this panel and its very romantic and nostalgic look. Lovely! Hugs, Marzena

    September 19, 2017 at 9:09 pm Reply
  • Mary

    Beautiful. Love the flowers.

    September 18, 2017 at 11:23 pm Reply
  • marci piraro

    Beautiful! I love everything about this. I will save your instructions.

    September 18, 2017 at 7:28 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, this is gorgeous! You’ve surrounded the beautiful image with lovely details and the background is fabulous. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

    September 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm Reply
  • Maureen Reiss

    Wow!! This is really Gorgeous!!

    September 18, 2017 at 5:03 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Gorgeous wood panel Zoey! I love how you transferred the image, very clever, and the details are awesome!! 🙂

    Lols x x x

    September 18, 2017 at 4:18 pm Reply
  • Jackie PN (@PNJackie)

    Zoey, this is spectacular!! LOVE!!!
    Jackie xo

    September 18, 2017 at 3:31 pm Reply

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