Monday, January 23, 2012

Tutorial: A Valentine Sentiment and MORE EXCITING HOLIDAY PROJECTS!!!

With Valentines just around the corner,
I wanted to share a favorite Tutorial for
creating very unique and beautiful
sentiments to give.

1. White wash the postcard using a paint brush
and several coats of white acrylic paint

2. Place muslin fabric over a copy paper butterfly
image. Using a mechanical pencil trace the butterfly
outline and any large details onto the fabric.

3. Paint the butterfly outline on fabric using
a #3 round paintbrush and the appropriate
colors of acrylic paint.

4. One the painted fabric is dry, cut the
butterfly out using small embroidery scissors

5. Layer a silk fabric square on the vintage
postcard, along with lace, a rice paper heart,
and the painted butterfly on top.

6. Sew the silk fabric, lace, rice paper heart
and butterfly to the postcard

7. Add your heartfelt message to the remaining
white-washed area of the postcard.

Starting Wednesday, January 25th follow
along as a group of FABULOUS artists,
share "HeARTfest!!!", even more
fun and easy Valentine Projects to make your
upcoming holiday of love...FAN-TASTIC!

Wednesday, Jan. 25th - Jane LaFazio

Thursday, Jan. 26th - Traci Bunkers

Friday, Jan. 27th - Diana Trout

Saturday, Jan. 28th - Lyric Kinard

Sunday, Jan. 29th - Judy Perez

Monday, Jan. 30th - Kelli Nina Perkins

Tuesday, Jan. 31st - Melanie Testa

Wednesday, Feb 1st - Me!


Leslie McNeil of MarveLes Art Studios said...

Very fun! Looking forward to it... ALL!

Lynette (NZ) said...

Fabulous - gonna share this :-)

Jeannie said...

Be still my heart! (Sorry, I couldn't help myself!) I have been looking for ideas for something other than the typical valentine and you did it! I love this and the cards won't be shoved into a box or circular file cabinet! Thanks so much!

Janelle said...

These cards are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Lee said...

Really lovely! I need to find some good pictures of butterflies, to use for such a great project!