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heart valentine's day Feb 14, 2024

We are making a cute Valentine's Day project using an 8x16 canvas! I have been testing some tinted red glass in the warehouse and will be using that today to create this love-themed art piece. My goal is to tint and provide colored glass so you don't have to do it yourself! This red glass worked perfectly and I'm excited to use it for more projects.

I'm going to start by painting my background with white paint and then adding Poodleskirt Pink on top, blending it into the wet white. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your heart and Xs onto your canvas with a stylus. 

I'm going to paint the hearts and Xs with Primary Red paint. Add a second coat as well. Dry with a heat tool.

I'm going to use a dotter sponge brush and add polka dots to my Xs with Dragonfruit pink paint. I'm going to use a piece of paper around the edges so I can add some partial dots too. Dry with a heat tool.

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Love Sign 💕

valentine's day Feb 07, 2024

We will be creating a rustic LOVE sign with a piece of wood, some bottle rings, and sheet glass strips for the letters. This one is so easy to make - all you need are your surface, glass pieces, and resin. This has no tracer and no painting, and is a great art project for beginners!

I have a piece of rustic wood that I will use as the surface for this art project. I also have some glass strips and bottle rings that I have precut to form my letters. Use tacky glue to secure your pieces to your wood. I am attaching the glass strips on their edge - not flat.

If you're looking for bottle rings, search for them on Etsy or eBay.

We're going to elevate our wood using blocks. Mix 1/2 ounce of resin and stir gently for three minutes. Pour the resin onto your glass and spread it onto your entire piece using your gloved fingers or brush.

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

At this point, you could drill a couple of holes and...

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Red Heart ❤️

heart valentine's day Jan 31, 2024

We are using a 10x10 canvas to create a red Valentine's Day heart! I found red and pearl glass filler at Michael's that I will add to my heart along with some gold accents. This is very simple - you only need to be able to paint a heart and then add your glass goodies and resin! This is perfect for Valentine's Day decor or gifting to someone you love. 

I'm going to start by painting the background with pearl metallic paint. I'm going to get the paint on my canvas and then pull the paint all in one direction so that my metallic lays nicely. Dry with a heat tool.

Grab your tracer, tape it to your canvas, place graphite paper underneath, and trace your heart onto your canvas with a stylus.

I'm going to use Primary Red and Dragon Fruit along with a little bit of white paint right along my tracer line to outline my heart. Dry with a heat tool.

Take a Gold Posca or DecoColor gold metallic marker and scribble around your heart with short strokes. I'm...

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Valentine Hearts 💕

hearts valentine's day Jan 24, 2024

We are creating some pretty Valentine's Day art with two hearts and some love quotes! I will show you how I painted these hearts and added the glass and resin. This is a great one for beginners and would make a great gift for Valentine's Day or just some DIY Valentine's Day home decor.

I am going to start by sketching two hearts onto my canvas with a pink watercolor pencil. Then, I'm going to add some Royal Fuschia, Pink Melon, and white paint to my bottom heart. I'm going to be adding glass on top of this heart, so it doesn't need to be perfect. 

Then, I'm going to paint the top heart with Aquamarine, Metallic Teal, and white paint. I'll also add Pure Gold around the edges of each heart. 

I'm going to take a bigger brush and add white paint to my background while blending in some purple. and pink. Dry with a heat tool.

Take a graphic marker and write some cute quotes if you would like! I am going to write "Love never fails" and "Love is patient...love is kind". This is...

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You and Me Heart ❤️

heart valentine's day Jan 17, 2024

I am using a small 6x6 canvas to create a heart art piece. We'll be painting the background and adding glass pieces that I have cut from a glass globe. We'll form the glass into a heart and paint the words "you & me" for a cute little Valentine's Day art project. I'll explain how I make this from start to finish!

Start by painting your canvas with one coat of Metallic White paint. Then, we will create our heart!

I had a glass globe that I literally whacked with a hammer because it's pretty thick. Then, I cut off some smaller pieces to create my heart halves. When you're cutting something round, you want to cut from the inside, not the outside, so you can follow that curve. 

I used a scoring tool to cut a line and then used my breaking pliers to break that piece off. Then, I grabbed my wheeled nippers and nipped off any glass to create the two ovals for my heart. Use a honing stone to dull the sharp edges of your glass.

Before we add our glass and resin, we are...

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Lace Heart Trio 💕


I am using an 8x16 canvas to create a trio of hearts! I am using a stencil to paint the first heart, adding foil and beads to my second heart, and adding glass to the last heart. This is very simple to make - especially if you have a few stencils in your stash! This is also a fun way to explore different embellishments, like foil, glass, and seed beads in your artwork.

Let's start by painting our background! I am using pink paint, teal paint, and white paint. Start by applying a coat of white to the entire canvas, then add the teal towards the top and the pink toward the bottom. I like keeping my strokes messy and random, blending the colors together where they meet. Dry with a heat tool.

Add your first heart using pink paint. I'll also blend in some white for highlighting. Then, grab your lace stencil, tape it to the canvas on top of your heart, and use a stencil brush to apply red paint. Dip your brush into the red, swirl some off onto a paper towel, and apply your paint in a...

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Teal Heart 💙

heart valentine's day Jul 19, 2023

We are working with an 8x10 to create a simple teal heart art piece with clear glass, seed beads, and some gold leaf flakes. Plus, I am sharing a new technique with you that you can use for lots of future art projects - reverse stenciling! 

First, we are going to paint the background of our canvas. I am using Aqua Sky and applying it to my canvas with a big, flat brush. Paint the edges of your canvas too. Dry with a heat tool.

I traced a heart onto a piece of cardstock. I'm going to cut out the heart with scissors and use that heart as my reverse stencil. 

Add a little bit of double-sided tape to your heart and place it onto your canvas so that it stays in place. Next, I'm going to use Desert Turquoise, which is a darker teal, and apply it around my heart with a stencil brush, moving in a circular motion. I'll do the same with another teal called Mermaid Tail and white paint, blending the colors as I go out toward the edges.

Remove your stencil. I'm going...

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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...

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Valentine's Gumball Machine 💕

hearts valentine's day Feb 15, 2023

I found some cute little wooden conversation hearts at Hobby Lobby for a dollar and I knew I had to make an art piece with them! My plan is to create a gumball machine, but instead of gumballs, it will be filled with these little hearts. We are working with an 8x10 canvas along with some acrylic paint, wooden hearts, and resin.

First, we are going to start by painting the background. I am using a mix of white paint and Cactus Flower, a light pink. 

Grab your tracer, tape it to the canvas, place transfer paper underneath, and trace your gumball machine with a stylus onto the canvas. 

First, I am going to paint the red parts of my machine. Then, I'm going to paint the silver parts of my machine with Metallic Tin. I'll also add some black to that area right where the coin goes.

I'll take my tracer and just add in some of those details lines on my machine. I'm going to continue to add some extra shadows and highlights with white and black paint. Let dry....

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Monochromatic Heart 💙

heart valentine's day Feb 08, 2023

I picked up some amazing heart stencils that I am going to use today to make a monochromatic heart for Valentine's Day! I am using an 8x10 canvas and will be adding some heart stencils as well as a glass heart in the center. This one is great for beginners, quick, and easy!

First, I am going to start by painting my canvas white. Let dry. 

Then, I'm going to use Metallic White to apply some of my heart stencils throughout my background. I am using a stencil brush and you just want a small amount on your brush so that it stays within your stencil. You can either pounce or or swirl it on. Let dry. 

At this point, you could stencil or paint a large heart in the center of your canvas. I am just going to add my glass. I am using a large heart stencil to form my heart and then adding clear glass.

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

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