Wednesday, May 20, 2020

2nd Art Journal Under Construction

Just some pages from my second art journal I am working on during these Covid-19 times:





The tree was made using the collage technique.  I cut out various circles from  scrapbook papers.

I am just learning these techniques and using the supplies I have on hand, finding inspiration on Pinterest.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann





Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Covid-19 Art Journal

I started working on an art journal to occupy my time during Covid-19:




Most of the pages have hearts on them; this is my h'art journal.















Sorry about the photos; I have 2 digital cameras that both decided to go on the fritz during this pandemic.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Wrought Iron Looking Heart


I made this heart out of the tinsel "love" heart at The Dollar Tree:



Once you remove the strand of tinsel (that comes off in one long piece -- save it for a future project), you are left with this frame that I painted black:


Once painted, I simply hot glued on the flower from The Dollar Tree and the ferns which I had in my stash.

Super easy to make but if you want to buy one of these hearts, you should get to the store now.  It won't be on the shelves much longer; the store is bringing out Easter things in it's place.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann


Sunday, February 2, 2020

Peach Hearts

Just a few more hearts........these are for my Mom who looks so nice in peach that I added some peach colored flowers.



The first heart was made as previously described in an earlier post, using a tinsel heart from the Dollar Tree.

The second heart was made using a wire heart frame from the Dollar Tree, half a ball of big blanket yarn or chunky yarn from Hobby Lobby, and a ribbon flower I made on a loom.

I just wrapped the yarn around the wire heart and hot glued areas that wanted to slip around.  This was the fastest heart wreath of all the ones I've made this year.

The greenery is from the wedding dept. at Hobby Lobby and the pinkish rose is by the Paper Studio in Hobby Lobby's scrapbook dept.

Thanks for stopping by ~ Ann




Monday, January 27, 2020

String Pearl Heart





Another heart made by using the tinsel bears from the Dollar Tree:


Take the tinsel off and save it for another project:


Cut the heart away from the rest of the bear using wire cutters 


Wrap the heart as desired.
This is another one that I made but wrapped it with yarn.


Industrial Looking Heart


This heart is actually two plastic hearts painted in black paint to give it an industrial look.

I used two of the tinsel hearts from the Dollar Tree, took off the tinsel for another project, cut off the nubs, and painted them black.




This is the frame that is under the tinsel heart:


Cut the nubs off from the edges and paint two of the hearts black.

The flower I used on the inside of the heart is hot glued to the back heart and is from Michaels from years ago.  The leaves are also from Michaels.


This look isn't for everyone but definitely gives that industrial vibe some people like.



Jute Flowers on Another Woven Heart

I used this tutorial to make some jute flowers for my woven hearts:



You can use anything you want for the centers:  buttons, flowers, pearls, etc.  I used a burlap flower that I cut out with the Stampin' Up Fancy Flowers Bigz die and then put a Recollections rose on top of that.

You can even ink around the loop edges with ink if you want to darken the edges some.

I put my jute flower on a woven heart I made.  I used another one of the tinsel hearts from the Dollar Tree, took all the tinsel off, clipped off the nubs around the edges, covered the heart from the front with a cut up shirt then wrapped a bunch of gray yarn around it.  The burlap ribbon is from Michaels.



Unwrap the tinsel; it comes off in one long continuous piece and save it for another project.


Cut the nubs off around the edges and glue on a grey tee shirt from the front of the heart.


It doesn't matter if you have some wrinkles in the material; they will get covered with the yarn that you wrap on the heart.  The material helps to hold the yarn in place on the edges of the heart.

I'd love to see some of your work if you try these.  

Thanks for looking ~ Ann




Thursday, January 23, 2020

More Woven Hearts


I'm still working on making the hearts that I have a tutorial on in my previous post.  Some of these are made from the tinsel bear (small hearts) and some are made from the larger tinsel hearts, both from the Dollar Tree.

Here's a closer look:


Above heart was made using white seam binding from JoAnn Fabric called "Hug Snug".  I used about half the roll.  Then I used a jute rope from Hobby Lobby and hot glued it around the edges, and then did another layer around the entire heart with a smaller jute rope from the Dollar Tree.  The lace ribbon is from Hobby Lobby as is the burlap bow.  This heart is two of the large hearts put together, back to back.  This is what the large hearts look like at the store:


Below is the back side of the above heart.  You can use just one heart and not butt them up together and get just about the same look from the front.


Unwrap the tinsel (it comes off in one long piece) and save it for another project.  This is what you are then left with:



The heart below was made using one of the smaller hearts from the tinsel bears (see previous post).  I used white yarn from Hobby Lobby called Yarn Bee that cost 60 cents on sale for 65 yds.  I used about 3/4 of the roll.  The greenery is also from HL and is in the wedding dept on sale 50% off for $1.00 this week.  The tiny bow also from HL wedding dept.




The heart below is one of the large hearts wrapped with mocha yarn from HL called "I Love this Chunky".  I used about half the roll but it doesn't say anywhere on the label how much you get in a roll.  I then wrapped jute in the lattice pattern and tied it securely on the back.  The flower was made using a Stampin' Up Bigz die called Fun Flowers.  It cuts through burlap.

The next one below is also a large heart wrapped with 4 ply jute from Hobby Lobby.  It's just a single heart, not doubled.


The grey one below is a smaller heart wrapped with charcoal yarn from HL called Yarn Bee.  I used about 130 ft of yarn.  It comes in a 65 yd roll for 99 cents and was on sale.  The flower comes in a package of a variety of sizes in the wedding dept. at HL for $3.99 and is 50% off this week.  Ribbon from HL and is also 50% off this week.


The small red one is also wrapped with Yarn Bee yarn, Martha Stewart lace ribbon that I've had for years, and three tiny flowers from the same package as the larger flower on the above heart.


These would be so much fun to make with friends and get ideas off each other.  I still have more to make and hope to display them in a basket if I can find the perfect one to hold them.

There is a tutorial on The Shabby Tree FB page on how to make the larger of the two hearts:  https://www.facebook.com/shabbytree/



Thanks for looking ~ Ann