Have you ever seen the work of artist Jim Dine? Jim Dine created hearts that looked 3D. He used a lot of elements and colors and techniques to make his hearts look 3 dimensional. Jim Dine’s art is both inspiring and beautiful. And in honor of Valentine’s Day, we are going to make some! My version of Jim Dine inspired hearts use just a few supplies; foil, cardboard, sharpies, glue and string. Anyone can make these! I promise!
What You’ll Need:
Glue (school glue works great)
To create your own Jim Dine inspired hearts – follow these steps:
- Cut a piece of cardboard to your desired size. I have made both small and large foil hearts and they all look beautiful!
2. Draw or trace a heart in the middle of the cardboard. Use a ruler and draw lines going horizontally, vertically and diagonally. Do not worry if you mess up this step because the cardboard will be covered with foil!
3. Using a foam brush, add glue. Use the glue generously! Apply an even layer.
4. Add yard to wherever your shapes and lines are. Trim off any excess.
5. Add a sheet of foil to the top of the cardboard. Lay it gently and evenly.
6. Using the palms of your hands, smooth out the foil. Gently push towards the perimeter of the cardboard to push away any excess glue. Tuck the extra foil to the back of the cardboard.
7. Color in the heart using sharpies. I typically begin by coloring the inside perimeter first. Be sure not get any marker where the bumps or strings are.
8. Color in the background in the same way. Use the side of the marker rather than the point – this will prevent holes in the foil. Do not push too hard.
9. For an extra wow factor, frame your new Jim Dine inspired heart!