I'm joining Moo Mania and More this fortnight with a few embellishments I'm working on for possible Christmas gifts.
I began by painting some corrugated cardboard I tore apart and cut to size (4 inch sq., 10,16 cm sq.).
Next, I painted some backgrounds using my handmade shimmering mists and acrylic paints. I added these to the backs of my now dry cardboard. I created two of each and show one of each back above.
Not very good photos, but I combined two different colors of polymer clay, not to create a new color, but to create a mottled look.
Although it's not the best photo (because it's very late here and the lighting sucks), I like the way the colors blended in this one.
I cut pieces of green burlap and placed it over the painted corrugated cardboard. I plan to add eyelets and run fibers through the cardboard so I can tie each card and heart in a row. The problem is, I thought I could use E6000, my "go to" adhesive for heavy embellishments, but apparently it is not recommended for use with polymer clay. So it looks like I can't finish these hearts that may be flying away before I find a glue that works.
I also prepared some beads to match the hearts. I wasn't sure what I would do with them,
but I wanted them handy in the event I decided I needed some dangling embellishments.
I had hoped to have this project finished and hung so I could decide if I
want to use all four hearts in a row, or three hearts, or maybe just
two. But for now, I must call these ready to show at Moo Mania and More. Be sure to check out all the other embellishments artists used for this latest challenge.
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