And here's how you can make one!
- Stencil or pattern of boy and girl silhouette/outline (maybe some vinyl)
- Maps of where you each are from
- Scrap paper (preferably white)
- Small piece of red felt
- Glue stick
- Glue/sticky squares/dots
- Cardstock background
I cut out silhouettes of a boy and a girl shape using my Silhouette machine and some outlines I found online (I have no idea where - sorry! I just know that I did not buy them). Then I stuck those things onto some spare white paper. (I messed up with the head and body of the girl, but you should probably just stick them on there and not try to duplicate my mistake.)
Then I held up the vinyl outline behind the maps for each and traced the outline onto the map. I tried to put the actual city or place where each of us was born/grew up where the heart was on the figure. If you hold up the vinyl and map in front of a lamp, that makes it much easier.
Just cut out your map figure/outline of the boy and the girl.
(You can see the point on the map where the town I wanted is - it's near the heart of the boy silhouette!)
After those are both cut out, you just pop some foam squares on the back of them...
Cut out some cardstock to fit your frame and be the background and flip the silhouettes onto the cardstock.
Cut out two little hearts and paste those onto the town/city area you want to highlight (or where the heart should go on the silhouettes - whichever you prefer) using some more foam squares or some foam circles.
I had a kind of weird shadowbox frame and so I used little pearl-topped straight pins that came with it to attach my art to the frame background/area.
You can see how 3-D they are from this angle...
And this one...
Then just pop your artwork into the frame and you have a masterpiece!
The boy hung it up, but the lighting was not so great in that room (in our old apartment, haha)...
It cost me almost nothing to make, it was very personal, and the boy liked it... so I'm calling that pretty awesome and a big success!
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