I had seen a similar idea to this one once upon a time, and it has been percolating in my mind for a while now.
The great thing that made it possible though, was this spectacular stash of antique keys!
"But, what happens," you say, "if I don't have a spectacular stash of antique keys?"
Well...you could use regular house keys - or even if you only have 2 or 3 antique keys, you can use the same ones over and over again, and just point them in all different directions. Frankly, you could probably find fake antique keys in the jewelry department at the craft store. No matter what, I am sure it will turn out great:)
You will not believe what kind of "fabric" I used...(well, maybe you will). This is a little square cut out from a canvas drop cloth! Just a few bucks at the hardware store, and it works like a charm! It is fairly thin, looks kindof like burlap to me, and has a thin plastic backing - great to keep the paint from soaking through.
With a paintbrush, spread on a generous layer of acrylic paint (I used black).
After I was finished, and the paint was dry, I erased the pencil tracing I had made of the heart. The paint drys very quickly, and is permanent.
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