Paper Mâchê Anatomical Hearts

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Introduction: Paper Mâchê Anatomical Hearts

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Make Paper Mâchê Anatomical Hearts with recycled materials like plastic bags and newspapers. Great gift idea for your goth friends. Fill them with stones for a cool paperweight/conversation starter!

Step 1: Watch the Step by Step Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff You'll Need

E-6000 Glue

Wood Blocks and Kebab Skewers

Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint

Plastic Bags and Newspaper

Americana Decoupage

Vintage Images

Americana Acrylic Paints

DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Gold Rush

Americana Decor Metallics in Antique Brass

Step 3: Here's How

1. Create a fist sized ball with a plastic bag

2. Mix Americana Decoupage with a splash of water and use it to decoupage strips of newspaper around the plastic fist

3. Wrap a large straw or create paper tubes with more newspaper and decoupage medium

4. When the tubes are dry, cut them in 2" lengths with one end of each cut at an angle

5. Glue them to the top of the fist with hot glue and add more paper over the hot glue

6. Paint the hearts with Americana Acrylic in red *If the newspaper is too dark, paint the hearts white first before the red

7. & 8. Cut out the vintage images, clip around the edges and decoupage them to the painted hearts

9. & 10. Add shimmer to the hearts with the Metallic Lustre and then dot around the image with the Allure Dimensional Design Adhesive Paint in Gold Leaf

11. 12. & 13. Glue the skewers into the wood blocks with E-6000, paint the tops and skewers black and the sides in gold

14. Optional: Edge the blocks with a metallic gold pen

15. Pierce and glue the hearts on the skewers

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    MM does it again! These are great! I've made a couple of papier mache skulls for El Dia de los Muertos and these would go great with them. Good Stuff, man!

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