Friday, February 17, 2012

Hearts a flutter

I am working on my Tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2012. You can see Tim's here. He uses a Honeycomb heart on his tag and since I did not have any honeycomb paper around I decided to improvise. Here are my 2 versions.

Both of the hearts I used Tim Holtz's Heart Wing Die and cut out a lot of hearts - 16 to be exact. Then I sprayed them with Perfect Pearls Heirloom Gold Spray on one side and inked the other side with Barn Door Distress Stain.

For the first heart I folded 8 of the hearts in half. I found it easier to do this while they were a bit damp still. Then glued them together in the center along the fold only with glossy accents. After they were dry I manipulated them to achieve the 3-d fan-like appearance.

The second heart is a bit more complicated. I really wanted to try to get the honeycomb affect and you can see that I did achieve that on the sides.

So to do this I again used 8 hearts and glued them together at alternating places. If you look closely at the 2 hearts below you will see were I made dots with a pen to show you this.

After the all 8 hearts were glued together and the glue was thoroughly dried, i began to push out the sides and tops of the hearts. I found it easier to do this if the heart was a bit damp, so I misted it with some water while working with it. I took a small paint brush handle to help me separate the layers.

As you can see the top of the heart does not have the honeycomb affect and I may work on this idea a bit more to figure out how I would achieve this - but for now I am happy with my 2 hearts and will go back to my tag. Check back later to see my finished tag.


  1. Very nice! You are very creative!

  2. great idea!
    I did not have honecomb too, but I decided to skip it, but your idea and realizzation is so clever. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hello Stacy

    it 's nice to see how you start searching for alternatives when you don't have the same product as in the example.
    I bet you had a lot of fun while experimenting and this is half the part of being creative : not just the result is important but the proces is even more !

    Your hearts come out great and maybe it's not exactly the same as the bought stuff : you made it yourself !

    greetings from belgium

  4. You have much more patience for this than I would. It's a great, and creative, work-around. Look forward to seeing the final tag.

  5. Love this, Stacy. You inspired me to take a spin on this with butterflies. Thanks for sharing!