Follow Your Heart tutorial (on an art tag)!

Building on the fun and super easy foil technique I shared with you in my last video, watch my Follow Your Heart tutorial below and add a little foil to your art (you know you want to!!!) ๐Ÿ™‚ How about starting on an art tag with leftover paint? It’s a great starting point…
And today Iโ€™m excited to play with some new stamps I got from Darkroom Door, don’t you love new toys?? ๐Ÿ™‚
They are background stamps with really fun textures I know I will use everywhere as they go with pretty much anything ๐Ÿ™‚ What I love also is that the designer clearly put some thought in the design by not creating hard edges around the textures, meaning you can stamp the full image and stamp without having lines around it. A small thing I know but that makes me happy ๐Ÿ™‚
Ok let’s get on with it!



Follow my Follow Your Heart tutorial steps below!

  1. First I am using the triangles and white ink to add texture (it may disappear almost completely by the end of the project but it’s all about creating layers). I love how there is texture, within the texture, not just a flat design!
  2. Next I am adding foil the way I showed you in this earlier video… I wasn’t paying attention at first and used a regular foil sheet and that doesn’t really work lol So I paid more attention and picked up the ‘right’ foil sheet for this technique and added scribbly lines.
  3. I then added more texture with a ‘net’ stamp and black ink then added contrasting pink and yellow acrylic with my fingers.
  4. I pulled out my white ink again and a mosaic stencil… Ohhh I love this!!!
  5. A few more crosses with my easy foil technique with a pink then green foil sheet…
  6. Then I added a soft black border with a pastel, simply rubbing it with my finger (they are very smooth and so easy to blend!).
  7. I then added my sentiment ‘Follow Your Heart’ with white ink again and outline it with a white gel pen.

Did you enjoy this??? I hope you did ๐Ÿ™‚

Watch the video tutorial below and let me know your thoughts with a comment below (scroll down to the bottom of the page) as I always love to hear from you! And make sure to post a photo of what you created after following this tutorial ๐Ÿ˜‰

With love and sunshine,
Mimi Bondi

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