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January 10, 2015

DANCING WITH LEFTOVER LINEN AND CARDBOARD

In my previous post , I was doing the dance of deconstruction with an old linen tablecloth.  Well, I had enough fabric leftover which allowed me to dance a little bit more.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
Then I danced again, only this time with some corrugated cardboard, and made these.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
You can dance, too.  Just get some thick corrugated cardboard and create a shape template(I love drawing hearts).  Cut out four pieces of the same shape, then glue them together.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
Lightly sand around the edges(or not)to smooth them out.  Slap on a couple coats of gesso; it serves as an ideal primer and makes the piece strong and sturdy.  After that, it's up to you how you'd like to further embellish your piece.
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©Linda Nelson 2015
©linda nelson 2015
©Linda Nelson 2015
I really like the exposed texture of the corrugated edge; it adds a rustic richness(if that ain't an oxymoron!).  The layers of gesso make the piece tough as nails.  Don't omit that step.
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©Linda Nelson 2015

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©Linda Nelson 2015
There you have it.

Now, start dancing and get creative.



18 comments:

  1. These hearts that you made are beautiful!

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  2. good morning linda love your crafts so beautiful I sent you an invitation to join my google group they have helped so much grow my followers check it out

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    1. Thank you, Robin. The interacting with others who share the same interests is so much fun.

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  3. Linda I absolutely love your fabric hearts! I'm going to be featuring them this weekend at the DIY Sunday Showcase Party.
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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    1. Wow, thank you so much, Marie. So glad you like them! I hope you'll make some, too.

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  4. These are so beautiful!!
    I love all threee of thm!

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  5. Oh my goodness, these are just beautiful. I can imagine this is a project that you could just "play" for hours with and end up making a whole heap of them. Lovely lovely lovely!

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    1. Hi Julia, I'm so delighted that you like them and understand that the ideas are endless. Have fun!

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  6. i tuoi cuori mi piacciono moltissimo: hai dato valore a un materiale povero come il cartone: complimenti, hai un tocco molto personale!
    lori

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    1. Grazie, Lori . Ogni progetto finito è stata magica per me .

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  7. These are so much fun! I think the linen one is my favorite, but I'm definitely digging the cardboard one! Thanks for linking up at the Creative Spark!

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    1. Thank you, Kristy. They are as much fun to make as they are to simply enjoy!

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  8. I ran across your link on Google and had to hop over to see these for myself. These are so beautiful! Your cardboard creation are amazing! Love them! Thanks for sharing!

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