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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mon Petit Coeur Francaise Tutorial

On my business blog Someplace In Thyme2, I have been showing you some of the sweet things I have made using the french tissue paper I have found. I promised you a tutorial and so here it is. I hope you enjoy yourselves and find the time to create some fun things too.
As you can see from the hard cardboard heart above, this is the start. You can readily find this type of unfinished shape in just about any craft store. I love hearts and so this is what I will be showing you today.

 The tissue paper I use is from 7 gypsies. This is very thin and can be cut or torn, depending on the look you are going for. I prefer to cut mine.
Using a sponge brush and some Modge Podge, brush some Modge Podge on the heart and place the tissue paper down. The above heart is the back. Just make sure to cover all the cardboard and the sides.
Let dry.

This is the front, and you can see I cut out selected paper areas that I wanted to use to showcase my theme.
After everything has dried, use the Modge Podge to cover the whole outside of your work, let dry and decorate.

I added some vintage lace and ribbon, along with pearls and roses to the top. I had a little tiny Eiffel Tower charm and thought that would be so cute, so I added it as well.

I think you could also use thin paper if you didn't like the idea of using tissue.
I will be making two more and selling them in sets of three, in my Etsy shop.
These would make adorable holiday ornaments and decorations for gift giving too. How sweet would they be covered in vintage sheet music paper or language paper?? I hope you try this and let me know what you think.


Cat & Cricket said...

What a gorgeous job you did!
This is beautiful!!

Beansieleigh said...

This is so SWEET! Very pretty! Thanks for sharing how-to, and have a very Happy 4th of July Weekend! ~tina

Anonymous said...

So delicate & vintage... I love them!!
Have a Happy 4th!!

Daniella said...

Excellent!! I love using tissue paper! I usually use old dress patterns, because I don't have any AWESOME french tissue paperlike you!! I sometimes stamp on it first too!

These precious hearts in sets of three will sell like anything in your store I think!! THat little Eiffel tower charm is so sweet!!

Maison Mutt said...

What a great share! My mom is the "Modge Podge Queen" so I will be sending her your instructions.
Wags, Niki

Leann said...

So cute and seems easy enough. Thanks for sharing the details.


BECKY said...

Hi Char! It is so nice to meet you! These little hearts are soo lovely!!
I don't think I have any of the hearts on hand, but I do have some ovals like this! I may have to get them out now and play!!
Love the embellishments you used, too!

Hope you have a delightful weekend!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Very cute, Char! Love anything with a frenchy theme. Happy Pink Fourth of July weekend to you, my friend.


Jil~Say It With Roses said...

Great! I love it! A tree full at Christmas, or a swag, or in a wreath and the ideas just go on!