Thursday, 4 August 2011

Lime Twist Wall Art


Lisa here with you today and I have this piece of wall art to share with you.

Here's what I started with.
A small canvas
My Minds Eye 'Lime Twist' 6x6 papers
My Minds Eye Lime Twist Love Journal Card
My Minds Eye Twine

To make my heart embellishment (which could be used on all kinds of projects) I took a plain piece of paper, folded it in half and cut out my heart template like this.

I decided which of the patterned papers I wanted to use. The 6x6 pad was perfect for this. A great size. I cut my papers into thin strips and covered the heart template with pva glue.

Then I covered the heart with these strips, each one overlapping.

You end up not seeing the heart at all.

Turn this over and this is what you will see.

You can then cut around the heart, to give you a multi coloured heart shape.

And it should look something like this.
I inked the edges and doodled fake stitching along each paper join. You could also stitch if you have a machine.

Then layer your canvas up. I used 3d foam tape to the journal card and the heart for extra depth. The twine was wrapped around under the heart.
I stuck the pins into the foam tape that is attached to the journal card.

And once finished I took 2 different mists and just flicked the ink.
And this is the finished piece.

I hope you like it : )
Lisa x


Scattychick said...

It's lovely may have to lift some of this :)

Kim Sonksen said...

Ohhh this is wickedly cool!