Monday, 27 February 2017

Tutorial: Linen Hanging Heart

Hello Giovanna today with the last post for this month full of love!
A while ago a friend of mine gave me a roll of heavy cotton, that looks like a lot like linen, so I used it to make a hanging heart, using stamps, paper and the brilliant shades of the Cottage paints: Spring is in the air..... Follow me in this step by step, it is super easy to make!

Trace and cut out the heart shape from the fabric
Paint just the in the middle with gesso
Paint some strips using the Cottage paints, blending them together. Give a second coat until you are happy with the result, let it dry
Put a small amount of acrylic paint on the desktop and using a brayer roll the paint on the background stamps. Stamp randomly.
Cut out some elements from the paper pad and glue them to the heart, along with the stamped sentiment.
Glue the heart to a piece of heavy cardstock and cut it out.
Products I used :

IndigoBlu Slap It On - Super ThickGeeSso Good! Gesso - White 120ml IndigoBlu English Cottage Paint Sets
Teeny Background A6 Red Rubber Stamp by Kay Halliwell-SuttonLedger Background A6 Red Rubber Stamp by IndigobluSteampunkesque - Mixed Media Paper Pad - 6x6, 24 sheets, 190gsmPlume A5 Red Rubber Stamp - Part of the Limor Webber Signature Range by IndigobluPeace on Earth A5 Red Rubber Stamp - by Kay Halliwell-SuttonDamaged Damask - Mixed Media Paper Pad - 6x6, 20 sheets, 190gsm


  1. Fabulous step by step! I love the end result Gio.
    Linda xxx

  2. What a really pretty collage heart using this fabric Gio and love the stripes of bright colour and the added stamping and the added paper pieces and images you have added and love the stitching you have made round the edge. x

  3. Great work, love this heart! Fab images from the paper pad, too! Thanks for the step by step!!

  4. What a fab project Gio. Such a fun way to use the Paints, Stamps & Papers. Great touch using discription for 'journey'! xx