What you're going to need
4" square Walnut Hollow aluminum and cardboard from package
ribbon for hanging
decorative craft scissors
E-6000 glue or similar adhesive
Adirondack alcohol inks and blending solution (optional)
Center line drawing over the 4" metal square and trace the small heart, this will lightly emboss the heart on the metal.
Using decorative edge craft scissors cut just outside the embossed line.
Glue metal heart to cardboard with E-6000 or similar strong multipurpose adhesive, it may need 24 hours to dry completely. Then emboss decorative designs on the metal, I prefer using a nylon tipped tool for this.
Draw the design of your choice on the paper heart, place over the metal and trace the design so that it transfers to the metal.
Go over the lines with the embossing tool to add more depth to the design and add more decorative details.
You could stop here with a silver embossed design or add color with Adirondack Alcohol inks.
Use Alcohol blending solution instead of water to lighten colors, rehydrate the inks on your palette (because they dry very quickly) and clean your brush between colors.
Thread ribbon through the hole and tie it for hanging.
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