Monday 4 May 2015

Straight From The Heart

My Friends,
This is such a great feeling to start a new week with inspiring art. I look forward to each Monday to show you what my Creative Team comes up with especially for you...
How about some super adorable fabric art this time? A simple project that will surely lighten up your homes!
Straight from Elena's heart to yours! :)

Hello, friends!
I love-love-love starting a week with the video tutorial!
Today I am going to inspire you with a soft mixed media heart. I don't really know why, but I love creating them.
They are quite fast to make and the process is very enjoyable.

First of all, you need fabric. I like working with Finnabair's Resist Canvas. They are ideal for mixed media creations. This fabric is dense and very suitable for coloring it with sprays.

So I cut out 4 bases in different sizes. I also used regular cotton fabric. After preparing my 4 bases, I took three small ones and glued them on top of each other. And after doing so, I machine stitched the front side of the heart to its back side.

Just remember not to sew the front and back parts completely and leave a little space to do the stuffing. Only then sew together the rest of fabric.

When the base is ready, it's time to start decorating the heart. I glued everything with Soft Matte Gel. It dries slowly but afterwards nothing will ever fall off.

Everything is painted with Color Bloom sprays. I love how the resist effect turned out on the canvas!
The last step is adding a few accents (like bits of lace, string, paper flowers and Mechanicals) and your piece of home decor is ready!

Enjoy the video!

Have a nice day!

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Linda M. Cain said...

Sooooo beautiful! I live it.


Lea said...

This project is beautiful: everything you do is a great inspiration.thank you so much. Xoxo

michelle said...

Beautiful I love that heart!

LucianaW said...

Beautiful project!!!

Yasmin said...

Fantastic project and awesome video! :)

Unknown said...

Thank you Elena for the tutorial and for sharing your beautiful heart - your real heart and your created one! j.

mamablitger said...

Oh dear.. This heart is adorable !!! Thank you so much for sharing such an inspirational project. Lovely to watch the video and realize that we could do the same or a similar. You are so creative !! Thanks for sharing.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

talkis23 said...

beautiful video wow Elena!!!!

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