Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Project for my heart.

I spent a while working on this project. Days actually. I created the two heart ornaments for a gift exchange for mother's who have last their infants.  One ornament was for a local mom and the other was sent to a mom in Florida, USA. I hope they like their pieces!

I set the type for the names and dates of the two babies. 
At the last moment I set the butterfly dingbat in.

The names and dates were letterpress printed onto some of my handmade paper. 

The hearts are made of cotton pulp. I cast each half of the heart in a mould and then glued the two halves together. I decorated the heart after the glue had dried.

1 comment:

oscarless said...

yes, akemi!....our ornament is very much loved, and it was quite a special moment when oscar's older brother opened the package! thank you gratefully! i really appreciate the workmanship your talents have put into this beautiful heart! thank you again, and wishing you and your family a peaceful christmastime