The idea for this wall hanging is 'borrowed' from something similar I made a few years ago with a lovely, very creative and talented friend who was one of my first crafting teachers: Sarah Martin. She used to co-own a wonderful, sadly missed craft shop in Alsager called 'Craft Addicts'. Sarah led all the workshops. Her business partner was the very talented, Tracy Evans. They are both so lovely and both helped me to start my creative journey. I so miss that shop too! All the paints used are Fresco chalks; the stamps are various Squiggly Ink Flora and Fauna stamps. I've indicated these on the PA blog. The paper flowers started life as simple masterboards. Here:
After punching out 84 small hearts with a woodware punch, folding each in half and then adhering half of one heart to half another in batches of 6, I ended up with 14 hearts. When each heart flower is assembled i.e. Six punched hearts are glued together, there is just enough room in the centre to push down some thin wire and glue in place with silicone glue. Once assembled on the wire, as in the main photo, they can be inserted into the wooden hearts.
And there you have it. The PA blog has a much clearer walk-through of all the different stages, so hop over to the blog, as I go live there tonight! Thanks for your visit and please let me know you popped by!