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hearts valentine's day Feb 01, 2023

I have lots of fun, festive seed beads to create a cute Valentine's Day art piece. This one is all about the hearts, and is very simple to make. If you can draw a heart, you can make this DIY Valentine's Day decor. We will be painting the background, making the hearts, and adding lots of seed beads and resin.

We are using a 10x10 canvas and I will start by painting my background with Metallic White. Pull your paint in one direction so that metallic shines really nicely. Let dry.

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your hearts with a stylus onto the canvas. I will have some hearts hanging off the canvas too.

I am going to paint my hearts now - I am going to paint some red, some pearl, and some pink. I am going to do two coats on each heart. Let dry in between coats.

Take your graphic pen and do some detail work. I am just going to outline my hearts with short strokes, not perfectly outlining. 

Now, I am going to put a very thin layer of tacky glue on my hearts. I am actually going to use a paintbrush to brush it onto my canvas. I'm not going to cover my entire heart because I don't want the seed beads to stick to all of the heart. Don't worry about the coverage.

I am using three different seed beads from Hobby Lobby - Snow, Pink Luster, and Red Rainbow. I will add the seed beads to the corresponding colored hearts. I am just going to sprinkle it onto each heart.

Next, we will add resin. We're going to elevate our canvas using blocks. Mix 1 1/2 ounces of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Then, drizzle over your beads. 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!

If you don’t want to miss my Facebook LIVE art instruction, make sure you are on my texting list. I always text 10 minutes before I’m going to go LIVE, so you won’t ever miss it. You can text “Hey Cindy” to 901-519-2923.

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