Mixed Media ValentineFebruary 7, 2013 7:49 am Crafts, Guest Bloggers, Home Decor, Needlearts, Sewing, Techniques and Mediums, Valentine's Day
By Guest Blogger Sarah from the blog Our Daily Craft
Sarah writes about crafting with kids, crafting for kids and other aspects of living a crafty life.
I have gotten a little obsessed with mixed media projects this year, particularly ones that involve layering different fabrics on top of each other and embellishing them with stitching and other fun stuff.
This heart-shaped wall hanging is a great jumping-off point for your mixed-media adventures. Make the base heart as big as you want, stack as many on top as you like, use as many different textures and colors as you desire.
Add ribbons, buttons, surface embroidery, stitch on an antique cameo. Sew by hand or machine, or just use fabric glue to attach the layers to each other. This project is only limited by your imagination.
- Various fabrics of your choice (my base is a firm felt, then denim, tapestry-type fabric and cotton)
- Sewing supplies
- Fabric glue
- Buttons or other embellishments
- Hole punch
- Ribbon to hang the project with
Read the Tutorial After the Jump…
- Cut out heart shapes from each of the fabrics in different sizes. You can find printable heart shapes all over the Internet, or use heart-shaped objects in your home (my smallest one is from a cookie cutter) or just eyeball different shapes and sizes.
- Decide how you want to embellish your layers. I wrote the word “love” in cursive on my smallest heart, then stitched it in backstitch using a lightweight pink yarn. I then added a pink button sewed on with pink thread and used a whipstitch to sew the smaller heart to the next-larger one. The other layers are all fabric glued together.
- Once the glue is dry, use a hole punch to punch a hole at the top of your largest heart.
- Thread ribbon through the hole and tie at the top. Use the ribbon for hanging.