Illustrator newbie here - I downloaded an AI file with of a heart that is a single layer/single path as you can see here:
What I want to do is fill this with text - I know you can use envelope distort, but it's not having the intended effect. This technique works if I draw say a circle; as this has a "stroke" and a "fill". The heart shape is a single path and I can't interact with the "middle" which is what I think the issue is.
I think I need to convert this path into 2 shapes; effectively an "outside" heart. and the inside heart which is in white at the moment. I could then fill this with text while leaving the blue outline heart intact.
I don't even know what to google - I tried converting to a compound path and a shape but it just fails/doesn't do anything.
Any guidance appreciated.