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PAPER GEOMETRIC HEART ART

January 9, 2017

Happy Monday, friends.  It feels great to be here again sharing a craft with you all.  Last week even though I did blog, it was more chatter and no tutorials.  I don't have big New Years resolutions, but I would like to spend more time making and less time stalling this year. Even if that means even simpler projects.  Of course, I will share every bit of it I can here with all of you.

 

 

Making crafts for Valentine's is bar none my favourite to do above all (even more than Christmas!) I don't know - maybe it's all the pretty shades of pink and red that we associate with this holiday. The colours can sure help lift our moods during the long winter.  Ironically though, my hubby and I stopped making a big deal of it a few years ago, and rather eat in than eat out on that February night.


Today's craft is a little artwork I put together out of paper triangle shapes.  To make it too, you will need:

 

TOOLS & MATERIALS:

 

  • 5 sheets of card stock in patterns and colours you like

  • Black or white card stock (for the backdrop)

  • Paper trimmer

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Frame (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS:

 

I used a mix of paper, and although it's hard to see, there are two kinds of metallic paper (gold and red), one glitter paper (light pink), and shiny textured paper (pink and red).  All of it was taken out of a 12 x 12 inch Valentine paper pad that I purchased at Michaels stores.

 

Use the paper trimmer to cut 10 1 x 1 inch squares, two from each paper.  I chose my measurements to fit my piece of art into an 8 x 8 inch frame, but you can alter the measurements if need be, as long as they make a perfect square.  Then use the scissors to cut each one in half to form triangles. 

 

 

Using my art below to assist you, arrange the triangles to form the shape of a heart on the background paper.  If you'll be inserting the art into a frame, first trim the paper to the size you need.  That will help you make sure the heart is centre before you glue down the pieces.

 

 

Begin gluing down pieces with the glue stick.  I found working from the bottom-up worked for me. I also decided to leave a sliver of space between the triangles, but that's optional. This entire project takes about 20 minutes to make.

 

 

 

Kids can certainly make this art too, but please be mindful of them around a paper trimmer that has a sharp blade.

 

 

Thank you for stopping by to take a look today, friends.  Will you be making this art for your home or someone special? Do you go "all out" for Valentine's Day?

 

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