With Valentines Day around the corner I wanted to make a new décor piece. All of the items in this project were in my studio just waiting to be used. I'm calling this piece the "Buttons & Baubles Heart"
I had a 6 x 6 inch white canvas with wooden frame that became the starting point for this project. Initially I thought of painting hearts on the canvas with some lettering.
But after cleaning up the studio (yes, at times that does happen) I noticed several embellishment boxes were overflowing and in need of some organization. As I poked through the boxes I found a jar of wine colored buttons and that started the idea of creating a heart image of buttons. Then more embellishments came out and they were added to the mix.
I started by painting a heart shape with acrylic paint. I lightly traced some pencil points on the canvas to give me starting points. Heart shaped stencils could be used here too.
I let the paint dry for about an hour then started placing buttons and pieces on the canvas. For adhesive I used Weldbond Glue. I really like this glue for glass, metal, and plastic pieces.
I just kept adding pieces until I got the look I liked. As some piece dried I placed others on top to give it added dimension. I let it set overnight to dry.
To finish it I added a ribbon around the edge - mainly to cover the staples on the canvas edges.