Sculpted Heart Valentines

I took a palette knife and covered a mini canvas with Fiber Paste, turning the knife in different directions to create a rough texture.

Here it is dried…

Then I took some PaperClay and sculpted some hearts and wings.  This is the same stuff I used to make my tiny cardinals. It’s an air dry clay and light weight.  I needed the lightness of this clay or the canvases would be too off balance and fall over.

The clay pieces were attached to the canvas with hot glue.

“Fired Brick” Distressing Ink was sponged onto the heart.

I think this would make a cool little Valentine’s gift!

Here’s another one I made, this time cutting part of the heart off before it dried…

Only one wing this time, details in the feathers are made with a toothpick.

Heart glued onto the canvas as if pushing out from the inside and more fiber paste added around the base of the heart.



Ink added again, softly with a sponge…

The word ‘freedom’ was glued on and then fiber paste added around the edges..

I love the way the paper clay and fiber paste look together!  I’ve already got some more of these in the works, but on a much larger scale.

If you want to make some of your own little sculpted heart Valentine’s, here’s a supply list:

* Paper Clay

*Mini Canvases

*Fiber Paste

*Palette Knife

*Red Distressing Ink

*Hot Glue

*Words from book text (optional)

*Mini easel


Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Valentine’s Day is exactly one month away!


  1. Cool! I’ve never used fiber paste, but it looks awesome! Great idea for the 3-D wing, too! I love the ethereal look. ~s

  2. I just bought the tiny canvas and easels…lol
    I don’t have the fiber paste though..
    I must think of a substitute.
    These look fab!
    Thanks for sharing 😀

    • @Ella –Thanks,’s like bleached oatmeal and I bet there are a lot of substitutes for it. Looking forward to your minis too! 🙂 Scarlett

  3. Love it! Soooo nice all that white with a touch of red!

  4. I have to get some fiber paste and try this! It is really amazing.
    Thanks for your thoughtful comment.

  5. I LOVE this Scarlett! That mind of yours has SO many fantastic ideas. 🙂 Mini canvases are just the cutest, right? I am just writing a post about the little ones I am working on (little 4×4 canvas boards). I couldn’t pass them up! Have a beautiful weekend!! xo, Jen

    • @Jen–You are so kind, thanks for the encouragement! Yep, I love the minis, too, can’t wait to see yours and what you’ve been working on! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂 Scarlett

  6. Oh my goodness….You and I are thinking alike – I just ordered Fiber Paste from Dick Blick to use on my large Canvas – your mini is absolutely beautiful! How in the world did you create Angel wings so tiny – they look real! Girl, you are filled with talent! Beautiful!!! I just love the Mini’s ~

    Are you having a good weekend? I hope so!! xoxo

    • @Sherri –You are so sweet, thank you! You will LOVE the Fiber Paste, it is just the coolest stuff ever. I love playing with clay so I just worked and shaped a piece until it looked like a wing, added little ‘feather’ pieces and textured them with the end of a toothpick. My weekend is ok, almost over and haven’t gotten much done as usual, hope you’re having a blessed Sunday and thanks for the visit! 🙂 Scarlett

  7. Nice work. Had no idea about stuff like this.

    Have you heard about the A to Z Video Challenge?
    Blogging from A to Z

    • @Lee –Are you spamming me? :)lol You know I couldn’t even keep up with the blogging challenge, let alone a video challenge…sheesh! 🙂 I’ll be watching from over here! Thanks for dropping by! 🙂 Scarlett

  8. What surprises me every time I go to your blog is the depth of feeling, the magical atmosphere , like being in an enchanted forest.
    Very nice your idea! Have a good day.

    • @Anna–You have no idea how grateful I am to you for your kind words, Anna..I try for the ‘magical’ atmosphere but I’m never sure if I quite get it right. You make me feel like I can achieve my goals, you make me want to work even harder! Thank you so much for that! Hope you’re having a wonderful Sunday! I’ll be over to visit soon! Scarlett

  9. These are darling! and so unique. Thanks for the smile this morning. xoxoxo

  10. Seriously!? Like, really!!!!??? You ALWAYS come up with the most amazing projects – and this one is just awesome! I will have to get that paper clay – I never thought I would want to try that before seeing this! Thank you for the constant inspiration – your “freedom” piece is just so cool, xoxoxo

  11. Hi Scarlett, I was thinking the same thing Anna was thinking. Your posts always have such a magical enchanted feeling to them and filled with so much emotion and love. I love these winged hearts, I never heard of fiber paste. I always want to try making your creations. Maybe I’ll try these. xo

  12. These are gorgeous!!! Only you, my dear. Now, you may know, that I have been using styrofoam cups, cut up, to make things like this. The blog post I am putting up tonight will show this. I have also been playing around with other shapes, and basically making things like hearts, out of garbage! It gives it a fun dimension and nothing bought, and nothing stuck in the landfill. It is kinda sad how much styrofoam you can find everywhere. Anyways, I am also in the midst of making little canvases, but with that as my medium. Nothing ever is so lovely as yours, but just wanted to share in case you want to try that as well!

    Happy Day to yoU!!!

    Loving all these Valentines posts, and the music! I know this music, but can’t put my finger on it. Could you tell me?

    • @Daniele –Thanks so much, I saw your minis yesterday, lovin’ all the color and fun backgrounds you use! You make me want to be braver with color! I’ll be over to check out your latest soon, thanks so much for your sweet comments and the music is “Meg’s Hair” by Thomas Newman. 🙂

  13. I’ve never used fiber paste before but I love how it looks!!! I have to try this. Thanks for sharing!!! ~Sophia

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