Sunday, September 29, 2013
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.
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.
|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|