Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heart Paperwork

Good Morning Sunshine,

Yesterday was a good art day for me.   I went to a stamp class in the morning and learned how to use distressed inks, embossing and the negative images of stamps to make an amazing looking watercolored card, it was great.  We tried several images and the G129 Hero Arts large flower stamp was my favorite.

In the evening, I participated in the CYI and Stamp Club at the brick and mortar the people and place).    At CYI we had a one on one heart swap.   Here are pictures of mine:

  • Started with a wooden cutout heart, added some gesso, and randomly stamped small flowers.
  • Cut a paper heart a little larger than wooden heart with deco scissiors and attached to heart back with patterned side forward. 
  • Tore papery birch bark and glued at heart base.
  • Cut short muslin strips and frayed the edges with small clips.   Glued at heart edge starting where bark ended.
  • Glued shimmery red cord in top and bottom flourishes.
  • Cut a flourish for heart stem, and 2 different sized hearts(which I had embossed with twigs and acrylic painted the buds)
  • Finished that feature with a red vintage button, topped with a small polymer clay face (reddened with an ink pad to bring out the facial features).

  • Needed a holding feature for candy, of course.  Hmmmmm, what to do.   Found Pink Paper with a bird that had a flourish for a tail.  Replaced the tail flourish with a fanned tail.
  • Scored 2 pieces of pink paper in a V shape with .25" scoring on top of V, coming back to the same point on the bottom.
  • Folded in an accordian fashion and glued where I wanted the birds tail. 
  • Glued one tail piece to bird then other piece to edge of heart.
  • Glued the 2 free accordian edges together, starting at the bottom to create a holding area for the candy. See only a pinhole.
  •  Here's a side view.

Have a great day today.   Remember you are special and treat yourself accordingly.

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