Saturday, January 23, 2010

Fiber Art Hearts


I've been working on my project line-up for my spring classes, and I always like to either have my own children try out my new ideas, or try them out myself. I really wanted to do something cute for Valentines Day, so I came up with the idea to do fiber art hearts. These will probably take two-one hour classes. I think the one I did turned out really cute. I used 100% muslin for the hearts, acrylic paint, sparkle Mod Podge and fabri-tac glue.


I cut out my heart shapes and secured them to the table with painters tape. Then I applied a heavy coat of gesso and let dry. This dries pretty quick.


Next, I painted both hearts with a red acrylic paint and let dry completely. Then I decorated my heart with a fun design and decoupaged on my verse. I downloaded this cute font from www.KevinandAmanda.com, to get yours for free chick here.




I decided I wanted to add a ruffle last minute so I primed another piece of fabric and painted up my ruffle. I outlined the edges in black sharpie.





Next I used my faithful ole Fabri-Tac to glue everything together, leaving a small hole so I could give it some stuffing. I glued the ribbon hanger in from the inside on the back side.



Then I stuffed it with a couple of plastic sacks-free and green.




I secured it with in little button at the top just to make sure the ribbon held tightly.



I be trying this with my advanced classes this semester so I'll post pics of their creations.

6 comments:

Patti said...

Really cute...never thought of stuffing with plastic (clever)....i love the colors you chose, too

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

Such a cute idea!

Mod Podge Amy said...

SO cute! I love.

Julie Bagamary said...

These are great.

Kathy said...

Love these hearts, I might try them after I work on the selotape sculpture with my class, they are perfect for valentines day

Miss said...

Love it and the pattern in gorgeous! I did a similar 'puffy heart' project but never thought of using plastic bags for stuffing- brilliant!

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