Also, this piece is for a February swap I am doing with my Circle of Friends group. We do something every month and the theme for February is to decorate a heart.
Image of Dance Couple from Gecko Galz Love Me Do collection
Music Image for Rosette from Gecko Galz Musical Interlude Collection
Doily - Wilton
Black Paint - DecoArt
Black Glitter Paint - DecoArt
Gold Berry Branches - Ben Franklin Crafts
Buttons - misc from stash
Black Lace - Wright's
Font for text - Parishish from FontSpace.com
Ink - Distress Ink in Black Soot
Gold Glitter Glue - Studio G
Dresden Foil from Alphastamps
Cardboard Heart cut by hand.
So, I decided to use some of the random bits of cardboard that are laying around and traced a heart onto it using the doily as my template. I painted the template and the heart black. I edged the heart with glitter glue to help hide the corrugated edge of the board. Then I spread a really thick amount of Aleene's Tacky Glue all over and placed the button mosiac into place. These are shank buttons that I had to snip to get somewhat flat for gluing. While that dried, for 2 days from the amount of glue I used, I made a rosette out of a music image from Gecko Galz, and used my E6000 to glue it to a circle. I usually have trouble getting the rosettes to stay glued but that stuff is awesome for keeping them in place! It dries fast too. Then I used more of the glue to put on the button, after carefully adhering the Dresden Foil around the edge with Scor-Tape. I then fussy cut out the couple, added some glitter paint to their outfits, printed out the words and adhered both with more of Aleene's. Once all of that was dry, I flipped the piece over and glued the hanging lace and the branches using more E6000. This can either hang or set in a stand. I love it because it is so none traditional for Valentine's Day, and I have never worked with anything Art Deco. This was a good stretch for my creativeness.
Now, I just need to make 5 more for my swap!! I hope there are enough buttons! Good thing is that I have until February 28th to get it into the mail. Check back later for another sample, which is also the January swap piece for Circle of Friends!
Happy Scrappy Savings!