Key To My Heart 🗝

heart valentine's day Mar 01, 2023

I am using a 6x6 canvas to create a gold heart on a black canvas, complete with a gold key and some glass and resin. You can get a gold key at pretty much any craft store, or try to find a real one at your local antique store! This piece is very simple to pull together, especially if you are using a heart stencil, which I will be demonstrating today.

First, I am going to start by painting my canvas sides and front with black paint. I am just using Anita's Black, but you can use whatever you have. I will apply this with a sponge brush. Let dry or dry with a heat gun, and add a second coat of black paint.

Next, I'll take my heart stencil and tape it to my canvas. I'll use a stencil brush to apply my gold paint. Make sure your brush isn't loaded with paint (rub some off before applying) and just pounce your paint onto the canvas. Let dry or dry with a heat gun, and do a second coat of your gold paint.

Next, I'll take a graphic pen and outline my heart on the gold paint. I'll just do short strokes and some dots. I'll also write the words "Key to my heart" along the right side of my heart.

I'm going to take my sponge brush and hit the edges of my canvas with the gold paint.

Now, we are going to add glass! I have gold crushed glass that I'll add to the left side of my heart. My key will be on the right side.

Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1/2 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your glass. Pour the remainder of resin onto your canvas and spread it using your gloved fingers or brush.

Use a heat gun to pop your bubbles. Keep your heat moving at all times!

That's it! This is the easiest and cutest little art piece ever!

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