Cardboard Heart Brooch

So I was working on my distressed and heart-filled note cards when I decided to push them a bit farther. I started using an acrylic wash, carving bits out and filling with mica, other micro-shiny stuff, beads and whatnots. I even cut a heart completely out of one of the panels because I thought the empty space would be cool.

And then, for reasons I can’t recall, I carried the piece into the kitchen. Where there was a pot soaking in the sink.

And for more reasons I can’t recall, I was standing next to the aforementioned sink.

And then, oh yes, then, my extensively decorated cardboard note card was floating/sinking/bobbing in the sink of dirty dishwater.

Did I mention that the piece was cardboard?

There’s no coming back from that.

Later, when the cursing had ceased and I was back at my desk, I found the heart I had cut out. It was meant to be trash, but I became bound and determine to salvage at least a small part of my work.

Cardboard Heart Brooch

Cardboard Heart Brooch Back

Cardboard Heart Brooch Diagram

I like it. And with all its shiny sparkly bits, it even qualifies for the August Challenge at Unique Crafters.

I can’t say that I’m happy about dropping the note card in the sink (really, what the heck was I doing with it in the kitchen?), but there is a certain satisfaction in ending up with a new piece of jewelry.

3 comments for “Cardboard Heart Brooch

  1. August 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Oh I just love this! The shabby look and all the distressing..fabulous! It sure does qualify for the sparkle and shine challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at Unique Crafters.

  2. Carolyn
    August 26, 2012 at 8:18 am

    It did morph into something fantastical~just not the way I imagined it! Love everything about it!

  3. August 31, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Love it! All the different types of shiny… My favorite is the amber cabs.

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