Sunday, September 29, 2013

Copper Heart Boxes How-to

I created layered multi-media hearts inside boxes for my heart exchange art. I cut irregular shaped hearts out of thin metal sheets and ran them through my Sizzix machine using embossing folders. I used a heat gun on the copper heart to give them a nice patina.
I had some inside boxes left from some Tim Holtz Configuration Boxes that I bought from Michaels. I applied lace with gel medium and then painted them. Once they were dry, I applied a wash of thinned acrylic paint and wiped it off to antique. I assembled the hearts using "screw" brads.

I glued the hearts to a wire, poked a hole in the top and suspended them inside. I strung the wire through a metal bead, added a drop of glue and twisted at the top to secure.

Heart Exchange

Earlier this year my art gal pals and I did a heart exchange. We were each to create an art piece with a heart theme. There were no other restrictions - we could do whatever we wanted in any medium. We got together at Brio Tuscan Grill at Watter's Creek for lunch & our exchange.

Lisa studying gift
My altered Altoid tins with homemade hand balm


My copper heart mixed media boxes

Ellen's Heart Dragons (wish the image wasn't blurry)

Lisa's polymer clay heart pendants
Trisha's encaustic heart art
Vicki's heart beaded bracelets

It's all in presentation