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.