By Katja Kromann

Heart art - Inspired by Etsy finds by Emily Henderson

Heart art - Inspired by Etsy finds by Emily Henderson
I was really inspired when I saw this post by Emily Henderson.

I was also inspired by a butterfly art piece by Ali Edwards

I made two pieces of paper art for one of my living room art walls.

I made this smaller piece that fits inside the IKEA 8x8 shadow frame



And this piece which fits inside their 12x12 shadow frame.



Row of hearts - Art

Starting with the second piece first, I first punched hearts out of white card stock. I really liked the white on white feel with the shadows creating the drama.



Instead of gluing half of each heart to the paper, I laid out the die cut hearts - 25 total - out on the cardstock background and sewed down the middle of each row. I used white thread, but a contrasting thread would have looked good too. Maybe turquoise or red or orange?



I purposely ramdomized the position of each heart for a more organic feel.

Then I carefully folded up each half of the heart to create the butterfly effect.



Then I framed it in the shadow frame which has room for the 3D effect.



Layered heart - Art

Next up I made the layered heart. First I cut a heart out of news paper in a shape that I liked and that fit inside the mat of the frame. I then copied the shape cutting out a total three news paper hearts, 3 yellow tissue hearts, 3 light yellow tissue hearts and 12 cream yellow tissue hearts.



Then I stacked them by color from the bottom up: Yellow, light yellow, cream yellow. I layered the news paper hearts in the cream yellow section. Then I sewed a wide zig-zag on the widest setting with a stich spacing of 1 on my sewing machine down the middle of the stack of hearts.



I taped the stitching on the back to keep it from unraveling.

Then I crumbled each layer slightly and framed it in the smaller of the two shadow frames.



Then I hung the pieces with a group of other artwork made previously by me and my son and it ended up looking like this.





#DIY heart art - inspired by Emily Henderson


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Katja Kromann
About Katja Kromann

I am a Danish American decorating life in Seattle. I love all things design and DIY.

I can’t think of anything more fun than coming up with project, making it, photographing it and sharing it with you on my websites.

I am a Graphic Artist and homeschooling mom to a teenager by day.

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