A "charm"-ing heart banner
After making my paper using the Arnold Grummer Papermill Kit following these directions I used a stencil to cut out my hearts. 2 large hearts and one smaller heart, then I used a letter stencil to cut out my letters. I hand sewed around the edges of the small heart with embroidery thread and then used my Helmar Tacky Glue to adhere the letters on front. Finished up the hearts with a faux stitch using my Micron pen.
I made LOTS of paper charms using these paper casting instructions. I also dipped my charms in Utee Melting Pot to give them a glossy hard finish. It really darkens the colors as you can see from the pictures below.
I also made a very short video of me making a paper cast using the Arnold Grummer Mini Assortment Casting Mold.
Once all my pieces were made I began laying out everything so I could see how everything would fit together. Once I was happy with the arrangement I began gluing the paper hearts together with my Helmar Tacky Glue and the charms were adhered together with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots because of the uneven surface on the backside of the charms, running a piece of fishing line between the layers.
And for my next post on the 18th I'll show you how to make charm thumbtacks like I made to hold up to my banner, you can make your own to hold up all your artwork!
Use the code: Two20 and get your own paper making goodies at the Arnold Grummer store!