Jasmine: Many moons ago, Andrew and I were window shopping at Orchard when we came across this shop selling paraphernalia in some pretty cool designs. Andrew talked me out of any rash impulse buys then, but I went back two months later for these: wooden letters, 3 for $10, Typo.
I thought the pink heart looked rather radioactive, so I decided to tone it down with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint, for an antiquated finish:
Tip: apply the paint by cross-hatching i.e. varying the direction of your brushstrokes for greater depth and texture.
I let it dry overnight, and then added some crystal accents, flowers and even tied on a little book charm with twine to up the geek factor:
The finished product:
Time taken over two days: 90 minutes
(15 for doing the crackle paint, 60 for adding the embellishment and 15 for photo documentation and erm, general admiration)