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February 14, 2007


by sven at 11:59 pm

valentine's day "card"

For Valentine's Day, for Gretchin, I made this "card"...

The two sides sides of the card are 1/4" thick hardboard which I cut out with a small hobby saw, then filed and sanded. Gesso, midnight blue acrylic paint, then a transparent bright blue -- sponged on with an old kitchen sponge. The heart form is about 4" across.


The nails for the little brass hinge were too long, so I used the grinder to shorten and re-sharpen them. The pieces of red felt are glued down with matt gel medium. The dots around the red hearts are acrylic. The red paint is transparent -- so I made dots of white first, then painted over them.

The letters are plastic beads. They were too thick, so I used the grinder again to thin them down.

Yay! A fun little holiday project... Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

posted by sven | February 14, 2007 11:59 PM | categories: other art