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.

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