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.

5 comments:

  1. Very nice! You are very creative!

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  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.
    Manu

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  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
    Inge

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  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.

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

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