Here is my heart – well my mixed media heart that is! It is my new tutorial over on the Blitsy blog this week, where I walk you through how to make one of your very own.
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If you haven’t guessed what it is made from yet (and the title of this blog post kind of gives it all away!) it’s a gel skin heart and is really easy to make. I’ve made mine into a little free-standing home decor item. But you can make them into embellishments for your projects or banners for your parties, in fact I’m sure there is no end of things you can do with them!
You know I have just realised that I’ve not really mentioned how big this heart is in the post, ok, just let me go and measure it for you…ok, so my little heart is around 5.5 cm (2 1/4“) wide at it’s widest point and 7 cm (2 3/4“) high but with the stand it measures 10 cm (4”) high.
There are different ways you could make this gel skin heart but in the way I chose for my new tutorial I show you a trick for adding a little bit of texture to the look of the heart too. Don’t be fooled by appearances it is in fact perfectly smooth on both sides. But I am not going to spill the beans here you will just have to see my ‘How To Make A Gel Skin Heart’ tutorial for yourself over on the Blitsy blog.
Have you tried making gel skin items yet? If you do have a go at this do come back and share any makes you do using this technique, I always love to see them.