I found a paper machè heart at the craft store and this is what it looks like right after you rescue it from the peg at the craft store.
It almost vibrates with possibility!
And I began to wonder what it might look like on the INSIDE.
So I used the cardboard end from a roll of ribbon and traced a circle on the front of the heart.
Then I carefully cut a hole with an x-acto blade.
I was so happy to see that it was lined with some really great newsprint.
The perfect backdrop for a little Christmas mixed media!
So I gathered up some Christmas bits and bobs; a glittery mushroom bird, a star tree topper for a miniature tree and some “permanent” pine with a bit of gold glitter on it .
I left the paper just the way it was and then played with the placement of the star, bird and pine until I got things looking the way I liked.
Once I got things all sorted out I glued them in place with hot glue.
To finish off the raw edges of the paper machè I trimmed the edge of the hole with a glittery, tinsel, gold chenille stem and I was finished.
Now, I suppose I could have painted the outside, I could have covered the newsprint inside too for that matter, but I simply LOVED the way the glittery ornaments looked with the rugged heart.
What about you? Would you paint the heart for an ormanent like this or leave it plain?