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Dancing Hearts Valentine Mobile

By: Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
Holli Nutter
I’m the proud mother of three wonderful children and a silly and cute grandson named Sammy. I’ve been a designer and crafter with Plaid for 15 years. My love of crafting took off when I was 14 and won a “Best in Show” ribbon at the Orange County Fair for one of my oil paintings. Since that time, I’ve been crafting up a storm! I love Mod Podge and everything it can do - there is hardly a project out there that doesn’t deserve a little Mod Podge. I hope to pass my knowledge onto you and wish you much success in your decoupaging endeavors.
Create a wild and wonderful mobile with Gallery Glass.
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Supplies

Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Snow White, 2 oz.
Item #16002
Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent on styrene and plexiglass, but removable on glass.


Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Amethyst, 2 oz.
Item #16014
Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent on styrene and plexiglass, but removable on glass.


Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ - Ruby Red, 2 oz.
Item #16015
Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ simulates the look of cathedral stained glass on glass, mirrors, styrene & more. Also perfect for creating colorful reusable window clings. Its unique, water-based formula can be applied vertically or horizontally. Dries in 8 hours. cures in 7 days. Permanent on styrene and plexiglass, but removable on glass.


Gallery Glass ® Surfaces - Leading Blanks
Item #16051
Perfect surface for creating both lead lines and modular patterns.


Gallery Glass ® Redi-Lead™ Strips - Thin
Item #16092
Like the original Redi-Lead Strips, these adhesive-backed leading lines attach easy to any glass or styrene surface. But these are thinner, for a more elegant look.


Gallery Glass ® Window Color™ Sets - Primary Paint Set
Item #16686
This color coordinated Gallery Glassy ® Window Color™ paint set is conveniently sized for small projects. Set includes eight .17 oz paint pots and a plastic combing tool for applying and smoothing paint. Colors include: Amethyst, Blue Diamond, Emerald Green, Lime Green, Ruby Red, Pumpkin Orange, Gold Sparkle, Snow White.


Other Supplies
28 Gauge wire
Wire cutters
Red glass hearts
Optional: Red seed beads

Instructions

1.      Tape pattern under Cuttable Plastic and trace lines with Thin Redi-Lead, trimming to fit as you go.

 

2.      Colorize heart shapes with combinations of Window Color colors of your choice. (Samples use Ruby Red, Wicker White, and Amethyst.)

 

3.      Create various dots, stripes and swirls as desired. Create marbled effects by stirring colors together slightly while wet. Experiment! It’s FUN!!

 

4.      When Window Color is completely dry, cut around all heart shapes with scissors, leaving a little “tab” of clear plastic between the ‘humps of the top of heart (to hang it by). Cut 8 pieces of wire approximately 12” long.

 

5.      Punch holes in the top and bottom of each heart using a T-Pin. Enlarge holes with the metal tool.

 

6.      Thread two wires through the top hole. Center wires and bend up. Holding wire near the plastic, twist several times. Thread two of the wires together and through a red glass bead. Twist all wires together to hold in place. Add another red glass heart to two of the wires. Twist all wires together and make a loop at top for hanging. Twist wires together to secure loop. Trim wires close.

 

7.      Attach another two wires at the bottom of the heart; bring ends together to align the hole at the center of the wires. Hold the wires close to the plastic and twist a couple of times. Add a red glass bead to two of the wires, then bring all four together and twist to hold glass bead in place.

 

8.      Connect to next heart shape by threading two of the wires through the hole at the top, then wrap all four wires around under the heart a couple of times. Cut wire close.

 

9.      Repeat for each space between hearts. (Note: you can assemble mobile with ribbon or cord instead of wire, if desired.)

 

10.  Optional step: Cut 5” lengths of extra wire. Thread wires through red seed beads: curl and bend wire to create a “wild” look. Wrap randomly around wire between hearts.

 

11.  Hint #1: You can add more or fewer hearts to your mobile as desired.

 

12.  Hint #2: You can write alphabet letters on top of the dry Window Color using the tip of Liquid Lead (spell out the name of your Sweetheart, spell out “Love”, etc.).

 

13.  Hint #3: You can write whole words on each heart such as ‘love”, “kisses”, “hugs”, etc.

 

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