I’ve had these acrylic hearts for ages and I recently unearthed them while cleaning my desk.
I peeled the back off and used it to trace the shapes onto some patterned paper.
Then I cut the heart out and ran it through my zyron machine. You need to make sure that you run it through the machine wrong side up so that the adhesive is on the front of the heart.
I like to burnish the paper before removing the backing. It helps the adhesive to stick. I also inked the edges before running them through the machine.
I set the acrylic heart on top of the paper and hope to get them perfectly lined up. Usually I do ok.
I used the acrylic hearts as embellishments on this page and I think it turned out quite cute.
The letters are from October Afternoon and the papers are all Echo Park.