Saturday, February 4, 2012

A geometric kind of love

 Valentines is just around the corner, so now is the perfect time to craft up some love. Jumping into this project, I really didn't know how I wanted the end results to look like. I started off with the desired to use heart shapes and triangles and went on from there, piecing everything together. Try it out for yourself!

The supplies your gonna need is: 
  • a glossed wood heart (you can purchase it at Micheals or ACMoore. the one i purchased was painted red  ) 
  • scissors
  • a few of your paint swatches
  • modgepodge
  • paintbrush
  • yarn
  • spray paint (its optional)
  • fabric glue or hot glue gun
 Grab all the supplies you need and grab color swatches that you think would look well together, take into consideration what color you want the heart to be, and think of a color motif that works for you.
 I wanted to stray away from the typical Valentines day colors and use gold for the heart and a cool color scheme for the triangles. Spray paint both the front and back of your wooden heart.
 This is where the fun part comes in, cut out the paint swatches into different size triangles and  start arranging them together. To be honest with you, this takes a while to piece these geometric shapes together, its quite the puzzle. Use modge podge to paste the triangles to the heart. Once your composed a desiring piece with your triangles,  apply modge podge on top of your design to give it that glossy look.
 Once the modge podge has set and dried, grab your fabric glue or hot gun glue and yarn. Use the yarn to spell out the word "love in cursive". To make it easier you can first write it out on the wood and use that as a guideline. Trace the writing with the glue and immediately place the yarn on top of the glue. I personally rather use fabric glue because its strong and tacky. It doesn't dry as fast as hot glue, so you can take your time. The disadvantage using fabric glue is that it takes forever to completely dry (about 8 hours), but when its dry, its really secure. So after finishing the last letter, measure out how long you want the heart to hang. Take the end of the yarn and glue it to the back of the wooden heart. Make sure the glue is completely dry before you hang it up.
Display your piece of art or even give it as a Valentines gift. You can make this piece as personal as you want. Experiment with different shapes, textures, and you can even use cut out photographs to add to the heart. Really make it your own!

Well to end this post I want to leave you with a video of The Civil Wars singing
"Tip of My Tongue". I had this video on replay and I typed up this tutorial, such a lovely song. Happy Saturday guys

1 comment:

  1. I love your taste! Im so excited for Valentine's Day! and I will try out the DIY :D Thank you!\