Monday, January 4, 2016

Queen of My Heart Dangle

Vintage images offer a wonderful jumping-off point for crafting fun. 
For this project I chose:
Queen of Hearts collage  
Red shiny foil tape  
Red paint   
Mediums for texture  
Sari ribbon  
Aleene's Tacky Glue  
Dimensional adhesive  
Trim for dangle   
Stencil for heart dangle  
Beaded chain, cord, or twine  
Watercolor paper
Eyelets-1 small and 1 large
Small bit of wire

I chose the 2 images I wanted to use and added glaze, glitter and Stickles to each panel. Set aside to dry.

Then I worked on the heart dangle.

I used a stencil I liked and mixed gel medium and the Art Anthology paint I chose; scraped it over the stencil onto watercolor paper and set it aside to dry. 

Once the panels were dry, I adhered them back to back and added the red foil tape to the edges. Holes were punched top and bottom and eyelets set. 
I used some plastic beading to hang the dangle. I fashioned a small piece of wire to hold it inside the bottom eyelet.

The heart dangle was cut from the watercolor paper and "domed" to make it look puffy. I used a foam block and the rounded end of a chopstick on the backside to push-out the form. Watercolor paper is sturdy and very forgiving when manipulated.

To keep the entire piece together, I used these awesome dimensional squares in the middle.  I stacked up 4 squares high and 2 wide, and pressed the wrong side of the hearts together. 

Aleene's Tacky Glue was placed around the edges. (Leave a small opening at top for the chain). I used some tiny binder clips to hold it while it dried.

Once dry, the beaded chain was glued into the open top of the puffy heart. 

I added glitter around the edges and Stickles to accent. 

Sari ribbon  was tied to the dangle heart and to the top of the image through the eyelet for hanging.

Browse the images available to personalize your own Dangle.
Thank you for allowing me to share. -Trish Alger  


  1. Terrific project! Love how you challenge us all to be extremely creative. Take the usual and make it unusual!

  2. Thanks for the little tutorial - I'm going to try this out for some of my Valentine projects!

  3. Beautiful card! The puffy heart is fun♥

  4. Super cute. Everything is better with dangles! :-)