This paperweight was designed around a single object, an antique stick pin that came with an old needle cushion I picked up at a tag sale last fall. The stick pin has some depth to it, so the generous bottom recess of the heart paperweight was the perfect fit.
Here's how I made it:
I started by covering the mounting board with a scrap of antique linen. The mounting board is self-adhesive, so glue isn't needed for this step. I just applied the fabric and trimmed the overlapping material. I then applied a second layer of linen over part of the heart-shaped background using tacky glue. The second layer has a scalloped, stitched edge and a single eyelet which adds a lot of character and dimension.
Once the mounting board was prepared with the linen, it was time to apply the additional elements that include the antique stick pin and a vintage ribbon.
Once the tacky glue dried completely, the design was ready to display in the paperweight.
Paperweight Kit Used: Heart PhotoWeights