A Winged Heart
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Make templates, I have provided 3 sizes.
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I trace around shapes, considering saving material. The Papermate pencil is a perfect tool.
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I love these Papermate pencils, erases easily. If I want a clean edge this helps! You
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I work over white paper so I can see lines. No special scissors necessary, just a pair that you like
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Your supplies for coloring Shrinkets- *PDF has more information.
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I often outline a design in a fine point Sharpie marker before coloring.
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I continue to add color, often using both sides of Shrinket for effect.
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This material is translucent, it is a play on light and layers, use both sides!
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I recommend three holes, makes sewing easier.
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In a box heat until shrunk. Pick up, place in mold considering which side you want to be the outside
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Reheat until soft, indent where the hearts shoulder will rest.
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You want to shape it like a taco first, with both tips rising, which can take a couple of heatings.
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I ricochet heat to gently heat the tip so I can create a graceful curve.
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Curve is a bit tricky as the tip cools more quickly than the base, keep reheating till satisfied.
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Reheat tail to curve. I cut a strip of silicone rubber to help hold closed and protect my fingers.
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Your holes more than likely shrunk shut. Using a drill and the divots from punching, re open.
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As you are shrinking you will be wanting to customize fit to the shoulder of your heart. Do it hot.
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There are many ways to finish the tip on these, I include two possibilities here.
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Embellishing possibilities, bead variety, needles and thread. *more info in PDF.
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I sew wings on using a chosen bead to hold. 3 holes makes this work well to get tension necessary.
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With size 15 seed beads I sew seeds into felt, concentrating more at the tip and dispersing outward.
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Choices in closures had me string a loop of desired length, reinforce it, tie a surgeons knot. *
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Some examples and samples. *Indicates more detailed info on PDF.❤️
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Enjoy! You can always fix or integrate ‘rogue’ choices that send you down a new street!
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