18 September 2013

Follow Your Heart.....

Hello!
I've gone a little off piste today...... I've made a *thing*.....
It's a hangy dangly thing.....!
Remember the heart I used on this project? That one was made of clay. This time I used the same mould, but used  UTEE for a different look. I'll show you how I made the heart embellishment....
Paint up a bit of book page (I like the look of this so much I've stored the idea away in my head for future use!!!)
Glue the heart to the book page using glossy accents. Make sure you press really hard to get rid of any trapped air bubbles. Doesn't matter if it oozes out of the sides!
Leave to dry.....and you can't hurry it with your heat gun, the heart will melt remember! Cut closely round the shape , but don't worry about being too exact...
Use an emery board to gently sand the paper away to get a very neat finish. Sand in strokes from the back to the front so the UTEE heart doesn't get scratched....
I then drilled a hole through it.... This needs to be done gently so I used a small Archimedes drill (purchased from Ebay, loads on there)

Everything else on my hanging was threaded onto wire coming from the heart. I twisted the wire after threading it through my drilled hole....
I made five rolls of book pages. Very simple, just add a little paint and stamping, roll up into a tube and glue in place. One of the tubes was given a rub on phrase, this will be the one next to the heart. I poked a hole through each tube, then threaded the wire through......
As you can see, I also added a little bead in between each tube. Once all five tubes were on, I formed a loop with the remaining wire, and twisted the end around to secure....
Lots of dimension to this hanging...
Finished off at the bottom with a handmade UTEE heart embellishment....
Something different from me today, hope you like it!
Trish xxx









8 comments:

Sanja Grdinić said...

Beautiful! I just discovered your blog today and I love it!
Have a great day, Trish... :)

Danielle Champagne said...

Lovely!

Craftychris said...

This is such a cool 'thing'! I really love it! Thank you for the heart tutorial xx

Dotty Jo said...

So simple - I love it! Jo x

isisimaginings.com said...

That is lovely!

Caroline said...

Oh Trish, I love all your work (you have lots of evidence to back this, lol) but THIS is SO cool!! Love that you went off piste & love the whole piece... The heart is of particular interest as I finally had enough pennies to get a Melt Pot & just received UTEE for it! Yet to get moulds (molds?) but think this may be 1st thing I try? The beads are close to my heart too & I have the wire as well. Ooo so excited for next pay day, a drill & moulds (molds) will be top of list. Apologies for all the gushing & waffle but that's how your inspiration transpires... Love love love! Take care. C :))

butterfly said...

It's a beautiful "thing", Trish - love the painty book pages...
Alison x

CreativaCale said...

Your blog is beautiful.I like tutorial.I like to be more.kiss:)))