by Sherre Hulbert

SUPPLIES: Bristol Board; Xyron or glue stick; old magazines; brayer; heavy white gesso; bristle brush; inkpads in colors of choice (I used Ancient Page in Cardinal, Primrose and Bordeaux); Krylon Gold Leaf Pen; vintage lace; vintage buttons; ribbon of choice for weaving and bows; thin wire for bows; narrow ribbon to attach buttons to hearts; Japanese screw punch; Sizzix or other die cutting machine; heart-shaped cookie cutter; scissors

HEARTS: Create using Sherre's Magazine Scrunchy Technique-

Begin with a sturdy foundation like Bristol Board. Run through Xyron machine using permanent adhesive cartridge. Or, completely cover foundation with a good quality glue stick. Tear out magazine images (I used Romantic Homes Valentine

issues). Crumple magazine pages and apply to sticky side of foundation making sure to keep wrinkles and some small folds in the paper. Use a brayer to ensure good contact with the adhesive. You can glue down folded bits with the glue stick. Let dry if using glue stick. Next, using the bristle brush, dip into a heavy gesso and dry brush over the paper surface. You don't need to completely mask the images. Let dry. Rub ink pads over the surface picking up color on the wrinkles and folds. You can use one or more colors. Cut out heart shapes with a die cut machine and/or trace around a cookie cutter and cut out with scissors. (I used both methods). Run a gold leaf pen around the hearts' edges.

Punch two small holes into each heart near the top center using a Japanese screw punch or an awl.

Weave ribbon through vintage lace.

Arrange hearts onto lace spacing them evenly.

Cut narrow ribbon and thread through lace, heart and a vintage button; tie ribbon into a knot.

Make two bows for either end using wire to hold together.

1 comment:

daysease said...

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