i couldn’t decide which of the hundreds of pins to be inspired by, but after wandering through michaels for a while and seeing what was available and what wasn’t, i decided on artwork, again. i have two bedrooms that have nothing on the walls, as well as a gallery wall that could always be added to, so i couldn’t go wrong. plus, i actually pinned this artwork (two renditions) twice, so it must have been meant to be.
though pinned on two separate occasions months apart, both inspiration pieces are by the same uk artist, sarah & bendrix on etsy.
at michaels i picked up the supplies i didn’t have at home, and then got to work.
supplies: shadow box frame, paper for background, paper for hearts (i picked up two pieces of slightly textured white cardstock for a white on white scheme), mod podge & foam brush for applying, glitter, heart punch (or you can make your own stencil, but the punch saved tons of time)
i started off by cutting a piece of the cardstock to fit the back of my frame.
(my frame was kind of weird and i need to cut notches).
i then punched a bunch of hearts out of the leftover cardstock.
after mocking up a layout and measuring my hearts, i made a grid of tiny dots where i would place my hearts.
there were a couple ways i could attach the hearts, and with some scrap paper and extra hearts i tried them out.
sewing was too noticeable (and i was too lazy to switch to a smaller needle, let’s be honest) and i preferred both sides of the heart loose, so gluing along the fold was the winner.
like the pink heart in one of my inspiration images, i wanted to have a “special” heart. since i’m currently obsessed with gold and glitter, a gold glitter heart it was (i tried silver but the gold won my heart over, of course).
because i wanted the glitter to only be on my special heart, i started with it first. using what was left of my paper after punching the hearts out as a stencil, i centered it on one of my grid dots.
after shaking the glitter off, i had a beautiful, gold, sparkly heart.
i then attached the 63 hearts i needed using my chosen method of folding in half, brushing the back of the fold with a little mod podge and centering on my dots. they stuck well after only a second and i quickly moved through the monotonous task.
after assembling my frame, i was left with my heart artwork.
i love the subtle white-on-white hearts and the touch of glam.
i heart it. (oh how i crack myself up).
now i just need to figure out where to hang it.
(yes, i do now have two pieces of pinterest-inspired art with a gold heart. i’m nothing but consistent.)
thanks again to sherry and katie for hosting the challenge to serve as a kick in the rear to get a project done. can’t wait till next time!
did you partake in the challenge? do let me know!
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