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Fave Crafts has their "Finished on the 15th" blog hop every month and this is the one for the 15th of December to 15th of January.
I had a lot of stuff going on in December, making gifts and holiday cooking, so I didn't get much posted on my blog as far as what I finished, so I am posting my only how to project right in this post.
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Textured hearts with a rose and leaves
You will need:
Lumiere Metallic Olive
Clay slicing blade
3/8" teardrop cutter APC3T
Piece of cotton lace
Piece of window screen
Letter stamps-instructions for these here
Large 16 gauge jump rings out of Artistic wire- instructions for these here
Stencil brush 1/2" round
old piece of towel
1/4" flat brush
Sorry some of the pics are a little iffy, I am trying something new.
Also please pretend that I never use my hands and they are perfectly manicured and do not look as crappy as they do! ;-D
Make jump rings first.
For each heart you will need 1/8 block of Poppy red Cernit.
Condition the 1/8 and roll it in to a ball and then roll it in to a teardrop.
Flatten the thick end of the teardrop until it is about 3/8" in thickness.
Hold the middle lower part of the point end of the heart and rock the point of your knitting needle down in the middle of the thick end of the flattened teardrop to make the indentation for the lobes of the heart.
I rock it back and forth to make the indent and then I shape a little with my fingers and then use the knitting needle again.
i proceed like this until I get the shape I want and it is smooth and pretty.
Rock the blade a little in the opposite direction that the cut to open the cut.
Work the slit closed gently from one end to the other.
Shape back with fingers.
Lay the heart on the lace in the place where you want the pattern to appear on your heart.
Press down with the center of your palm with out smashing or destroying and then work the lace down on the dies or the heart.
I used the screened heart for this.
I will put a pic of this one when I finish them, maybe Sunday!
I am going to arc the word a little and start with the letter "L".
And the "O", you get the drill, right?
And done, you can leave the heart just like this and it will look good, but I am going to add a pair of leaves and a rose to each heart.
AHGGGGGGGGGGG! look at the lovely manicured hands. No, no don't look!
Do it again with the last pink ball.
You are done with this one!
Start the same way.
Bake both hearts in your preheated 275F degree home oven on a piece of box top corrugated cardboard for 30 minutes, shut off the oven and let cool.
When completely cool using the stencil brush, punch in some of the white Ne-opaque until the whole heart is covered. Let dry a little and then wet a small area of the old towel and squeeze out the excess, rub off the white paint.
With the 1/4" flat brush paint the leaves with a tiny amount of the olive green Lumiere.
With your finger blush the top of the rose with gold Lumiere.
You are done.