Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Sweetheart..

This month is all about the 10th anniversary celebrations over at PAPERARTSY...So with that in mind I thought I would show this celebration heart that i made a while ago. It is a  a quick and easy project. I took 2 pieces of Calico fabric, and drew out a large heart shape, it is about 8 inches.


I stitched the 2 pieces together, leaving a gap. As i stitched I trapped in a couple of lengths of lace/ribbon into the seams. . Then I turned the whole thing through the right way. Next i stuffed the heart as tightly as possible, and closed up the gap. The final bit of prep is to give the whole heart 2-3 coats of gesso. Paint this on nice and even, taking care to keep the ribbons out of the way.



Keep the paint strokes of gesso smooth and even.


Now take some white tissue paper and some coloured tissue paper. Chose your  stamps and cover a decent sized piece of tissue. 



I then tore the tissue into small squares..


Finally I glued each square to the padded heart, alternating the colours. 


Once covered I gave the whole thing a coat of matte medium to seal it and prevent the tissue from peeling off. 



Hope you like this, it really is easy to make, and perfect for so many occasions. Remember you can cut any shape. Perhaps a teddy bear to hang in a new baby's room, flower shapes or stars for a girlie princess room, or alien,spaceships for a boys room. 




12 comments:

  1. i *heart* IT! (see what i did there)LOL

    too obvs

    Leandra xx

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  2. Darcy this is lovely!!! you clever girl!!!

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  3. What a great idea, I love it

    x

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  4. Beautiful. A lovely gift idea for any occasion!

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  5. fascinating how the fabric becomes so solid Darcy. must have been way fiddly sticking on all those little squares. looks really fab.

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  6. fascinating how the fabric becomes so solid Darcy. must have been way fiddly sticking on all those little squares. looks really fab.

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