Monday, 29 August 2016
Hi .... Happy Bank Holiday Weekend.
Its been a whiles since I posted anything .. due to Family visiting and one thing and another .
The photograph above depict a project I made some time ago , for a challenge put out by Annie
Chambers. Also known as "Rosieposeycrafts." on You-tube. I didn't make a video of the project
sadly. By chance , I came across pictures taken by the film crew .
The call for the challenge was to make a heart within a heart ,decorating it to your own taste .
The entwined heart for me sprang to mind . I made two hollow hearts from a template. Two
layers thick to give substance to the frame. Which were glued together . I then made a careful cut
through one heart to allow me to link the hearts .
Decorating was easy . I used Burlap , (hessian) strips that already had the lace in place . I then
wrapped each frame aiming to keep the central lace panel in the center to enhance the heart
shaped structure . Using hot glue to anchor securely . This again reinforced the basic structure .
Then using applique's pearl stems, flat back pearls and wild orchid craft Gerber Daisies and
blossoms and miniature bows . I went on to decorate the hearts . The finished effect was quite
polished ... . having trimmed excess Burlap from areas that became to bulky . I then placed a
loop of 2" (approx.) lace which acted as a hanger for the piece .
I have done a circle wreath in pretty much the same manner in the past . It really is a
straightforwards project to put together with loads of satisfaction from the finished item.
Do give this a try if you like what you see.