Monday, 28 March 2016

Modroc Hearts

Over on the Paperartsy blog at the moment is a topic that is slightly alien to me. Powertex is on the shelf but need a few bits to go with it before I, I decided to do a piece using Modroc.
This is also a new medium for me, but enjoyed the experience.

First, I cut a small piece of heavy card 6"x4", and used 2 layers of modroc , overlapping the edges. I wet it briefly in warm water and pressed it onto the card. I didn't smooth it too much as I like the weave texture.
I cut a small piece of modroc and covered a wooden heart shape.I  pressed some twine with bows into it while still wet.
When it was dry, I stamped Hearts from Emma Godfrey's EEG13, added a bit of dictionary, a little script and aged it with fresco Roast and Vintage photo distress ink.

Next, I melted beeswax and applied it to parts of the surface.....I remelted with my heat gun and pressed some flowery sequins into the surface.
I scratched into the surface and added more french Roast to emphasise the scratches.
To finish, I added a lacy "skirt" and created a rosette with a vintage shell button and assorted ribbon. 

Here is a close up showing some texture! 

I am thinking of making a wedding card similar to this for some lovely friends of mine. 
I am entering this into the Paperartsy challenge.


  1. I've never used Modroc but it looks fab! I reckon it will make a really lovely wedding card, too.

  2. This is really pretty Hazel, I love your ribbons xx

  3. Wonderful range of texture on this, Hazel. I love that you included the beeswax. I'm very keen to try this! This would make a brilliant shabby chic wedding card, I think. xx

  4. This is really soft and lovely, hazel,

    Lucy x

  5. This looks amazing Hazel such fabulous textures and gorgeous neutral colour palette. Your experiments have produced a fantastic piece of art.
    Have a great week.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Love the texture on the modroc, and the beeswax adds another dimention. Smashing creation Hazel.

  7. oh this is very very pretty Hazel..I love your choice of colours and the wax finishes it off nicely xx

  8. Totally gorgeous - I adore the lace and the row of little bows, they are so pretty. I am not going down the Powertex route - I daren't try anything that needs more investment at the moment, but I'm very impressed with your creation, and I'm definitely tempted!

  9. Love the soft colours and dreamy beeswax texture - how lovely. I've got some Powertex, but mainly so I can try to make some dollshouse dolls over the summer... we'll see!
    Alison x

  10. fab texture - would make a lovely wedding card x

  11. I've never used Modroc but I'm sorely tempted after seeing this Hazel. It's beautiful and I love how you used wax with it too. What a wonderful unique card this is going to make.

    Lesley Xx

  12. What fabulous texture! Love your the way this product worked on your gorgeous collage. <3