A Crafty Soiree, the weekly linky I co host. Melissa's burlap bows and flowers caught my eye, her flower was exactly the look I wanted. I pretty much followed her directions for the basic flower so I won't recap here, not when you can go check out her very nicely done tutorial. Just a note, the circles I used are 3 inches and 3.5 inches in diameter.
I did make a couple of changes. I decided to outline the circles for my flowers with a thin tip pink Sharpie. I thought this would give the circles the look of being "inked", a look I really like in scrapbooking. I also sewed on the folded up circles to the brooch, to make them lay flatter. This allows the thumbprint heart to be attached more easily. I love seeing all the stitching, it gives it such cool artsy look.
- Take some white Crayola Model Magic and stamp directly onto it with a pink ink pad until you like the shade.
- Mixed both together, transforming the color from white to pink.
- Rolled out onto wax paper.
- Cut out a heart with a cookie cutter.
- Ink thumb with a slightly darker shade of pink.
- Press thumb into the Crayola Model Magic twice to make a heart.
- Let dry overnight or several days, it will harden but still be slightly squishy.
- Gently peel heart off wax paper.
- Add a thin coat of clear nail polish to protect your heart.
- Glue to center of fabric flower brooch.
To finish up, since you've already got the hot glue gun out, just glue a pin backing onto the back of your flower, near to top so it hangs properly when worn. Then enjoy a punch of color on your lapel, handbag, or wherever else you can think to pin it on! Now you can wear your kids over your heart ♥
Fabric used for this project include: