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Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro

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I enjoy creating projects that challenge me to think outside the box. I knew that the Dylusions Star Struck Stamp Set would be a wonderful catalyst for a new pin for my jacket.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

I use scrap fabrics in my art frequently so I always have pieces of canvas in my stash.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 1: Begin by inking the heart image with Jet Black Archival Ink and stamping it onto a piece of canvas.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 2: I knew that for this pin I wanted a layered look. With the Mini Blending Tool and Calypso Teal Dylusions paint stencil Small Bubbles onto a canvas piece. Then stencil Small Holes with Bubblegum Pink Dylusions onto another canvas sheet.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 3: Once the paint dries, iron the felt fusible web onto the back of the Bubblegum Pink Small Holes stenciled canvas. The reason for the fusible web is to ensure that the foundation of the pin is a bit sturdier than just a piece of canvas. If you do not have felt fusible web, regular felt cut to fit and fabric glued to the back of the canvas would work as well.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 4: Cut out the stamped heart image.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 5: Place the heart on top of the Calypso Teal stenciled canvas. Loosely cut out the heart shape leaving a small border so the vibrant color and stencil peek out.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 6: Do the same for the Bubble Gum Pink stenciled piece.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 7: Fray all the edges of each piece. For some pull the strings completely off. Others can be left in disarray.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 8: Stitch the pieces together using a sewing machine. If you do not have access to a sewing machine, hand stitching would work just as well. Don’t worry about straight stitching. Follow the lines of the heart, but add some zig zag stitches as well. Change the thread color a few times to add pops of color. Stitch only on the stamped image. Not on the stenciled pieces.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 9: Although I LOVE when strings hang off my projects, for this pin I trimmed all the strings from sewing. Flip the heart over and use E6000 Epoxy to glue a 1-inch pin back onto the piece. Using a pallet knife add epoxy to the black felt.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

Step 10: Glue the piece of felt over the pin back for additional adhesion and let it dry overnight. In the morning the pin was all ready to go.

Dylusions Pin Tutorial by Kristi Nazzaro | www.rangerink.com

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I can’t wait to see the pins you make.

Kristi Nazzaro Kristi Nazzaro is a wife, mama and mixed media artist from New Jersey. She enjoys all areas of mixed media and can be found most often creating altered art tags with strong, positive messages. She also enjoys working in her many art journals where she can creatively express and document her day to day life. Kristi can be found on Instagram at: www.instagram.com/soul_positive.

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