I have a new mini tutorial for you today! I sat down yesterday and decided to play with the newly released Tim Holtz Sizzix Faceted Heart. It’s one of his new dies that when folded and adhered together creates a 3D jeweled type heart with a flat back that can be adhered to any number of projects.
I chose to make two of them and adhere them together to create a steampunk type locket. The inspiration came from all the lovely projects that so many talented designers shared at Creativation last weekend, and prior to that, created for the Sizzix Chapter 1 Sneak Peek. The examples were amazing and I had to give the Feceted Heart a go.
Here is a look at the FABULOUS samples from the Facebook Live.
You can check out more of the details of the Chapter 1 Release by clicking HERE.
and here is a look at the die…
The die comes with 2 different sizes of hearts…for this tutorial I used the smaller size.
I started out by cutting 2 of the small hearts from a piece of copper metallic paper from the Paper Stash Metallic 2 Kraft pad. Then I folded the scored areas of the heart. I used my nails to give the scores a more crisp fold, but you could also use a bone folder. Then I adhered it together with Distress Collage Medium.
My first attempt at the top folds of the heart were not very sharp, so as I glued the heart together I pinched the top fronts to get them more defined.
Here is a photo of the first attempt. This is the same heart as above.
..so the heart can have either shape, but for the locket I really wanted it defined.
After the hearts were folded and adhered together, I began rubbing the edges with my Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon and added one of the new Hardware Heads to the the front to create a “Keyhole”. This was dabbed with a bit of picket fence and rubbed with a bit of Mushroom AI, then after it was glued on, I ran my crayon over top of it.
To create the “locket” top , I used an Idea-ology Wire Pins.
I sandwiched the pin in-between the two hearts and used Collage Medium to adhere the two hearts and pin together.
I distressed a Small Adornment Key with Picket Fence and Broken China Distress Paint, and some Mushroom Alcohol Ink. Then I attached it with a piece of vintage old chain.
With that, my locket was complete! I’m not sure quite yet what project this is going on, but as soon as I create it, I’ll share it with you.
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!
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Gather your supplies-
Tim Holtz/Sizzix- Faceted Heart Die Set
Tim Holtz/ Ranger- Collage Matte Medium, Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon, Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Picket Fence and Broken China Distress Paint
Tim Holtz/Idea-ology- Paper Stash Metallic 2, Hardware Heads, Wire Pins, Adornments Keys (small)
Other- Vintage Chain