Hi Roadies! With Valentine's Day almost here, I thought I'd show you all something I created using my crafting supplies and some of my favorite things from Maya Road.
This little love bug is all ready for the big day. Flowers in hand and a camera in tow, so he can get a photo with his lady love! :)
Here are the basics, on putting it together.
1. For the base of this project I used a wood lid that was covered with patterned paper. Arrow stamps from the Perfect Shot Arrow Set were then stamped on paper, cut out and glued around the edges of the lid.
2. Next, a scalloped square and two plain chipboard squares were covered with paper and layered onto the wood base.
3. 2" wood blocks were covered with patterned paper then embellished with chipboard pieces, a metal rose, and a kraft envelope. The blocks were then attached to the base using some wood glue. Drill a hole on the top block (about 3/4" in) and glue a 5" wood dowel in place. This dowel will be used to hold the love-bug in place.
4. The body of the bug was made out of a ping pong ball. It was first covered with air drying clay, painted and then twine and glitter were applied. A hole was drilled through the body, from the top, then threaded onto the dowel on the base.
5. The wings were made using some paper twine, that was twisted and glued into "B" shapes. A small tab was left on each wing, as shown. Glitter was then applied to the wings. 2 holes were made on the back of the love-bug's body and the wing tabs were inserted with some glue. To make the arms some more paper twine was used. It was painted first, allowed to dry then inserted into small holes on each side of the body.
6. For the collar, I untwisted a length of the Carnation and Cloud paper twines and stitched them together along the center. Gathered them up, a little, then folded them in half, as shown ( in pic.6). Next, the twine was wrapped around the dowel. Scrunch it and play around with it, until you like the shape, then use a little glue to attach it to the body.
7. Mod Podge and small pieces of torn, black paper were used to cover a 3" plastic ball. Some glitter was applied, then a coat of Mod Podge. When dry a wash of Earl Grey Maya Mist was brushed on. A hole was drilled at the bottom of the ball, so it could be attached to the body.
8. A face shape was cut out of felt. Then a small felt ball was cut in half to create the cheeks. The cheeks were glued in place on the face, then another layer of felt was layered on top, (the top layer needs to be cut slightly bigger than the bottom). Hand-stitch around the cheeks, then cut the top layer of felt to match the bottom layer. Blanket stitch around the edges. Use some brads for the eyes and a glittered Ball Pin for the nose. Glue the face onto the head
9. A mini camera was painted black and teal with acrylic paints, glitter was also added, then sealed with some Mod Podge. The paper roses were colored with markers and then attached to the bugs hand with glue.
Some close ups.
Maya Road Supplies Used: Paper Twine Cording (Cloud and Carnation), Twine Cording (Cotton Candy), Mini Roses (Cherry), Vintage Paper Roses, Heart Pins (pink and cream), Pale Pink Pearl Ball Pins, Say Cheese Mini Set, Love Words Mini Chipboard, Shot Through the Heart Set, Mini Heart Confetti Set, Kraft Note Envelopes, Scallop Frame Set, Perfect Shot Arrow Stamps, Chipboard Photo Frames (square on base), Mini Memories Camera, Maya Mist (Earl Grey), Fabric tape (Cherry red).
Happy Valentine's Day, Roadies!