An Absolute Heart of Gold 💛

heart valentine's day Feb 13, 2022
 

We are making one last Valentine's Day piece! We're doing a gold Valentine heart on an 8x8 canvas with some splashes of hot pink, gold, and white paint to create something simple, yet festive for the holiday. Plus, we're going to make it fancy with some gold glass! Let's get started!


Start by covering the top third of your canvas with white paint. I'm also going to put a bit of white on the bottom to help with my pink. Then, I'm going to cover the bottom half with the pink paint, making a straight and separate white and pink section. 

I'm going to use a small palette knife with some white paint and just slide some of that white through the pink section. 

Next, I'm going to take a bit of pink and white on my palette knife and come along the top section as well. I'm also going to add a little bit of gold to my palette knife and add that to the entire canvas. Let dry or use a heat gun.

Next, I'm going to trace my heart onto my canvas. I want the heart to be half in the...

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Super Simple Blue Ombre Heart 💙

heart valentine's day Feb 10, 2022
 

We are putting together a super simple heart today with blue ombre glass! Anyone can do this - no experience required. You just have to be able to trace a heart!

I started off by putting a coat of Anita's White on the background of my 8 x 8 canvas, just to clean it up. Next, we're going to lightly tracing our heart onto the canvas using graphite paper and a stylus. (I literally printed this heart off of Pinterest!)

I'm going to paint my heart white and then add in some Americana Turquoise blue on top. I'm going along the edge to really cover up that tracer line. I want this to be darker on one side and lighter on the other to create that ombre effect, even though glass will be going on top. Let dry or use a heat gun.

Then I'm going to add some tacky glue to the outside edge of my heart to keep my glass inside of the heart. This isn't necessary, but it helps me when I do a shape like this.

I'm using four different colors of glass to achieve my blue ombre look -...

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Lots of Love for this Heart Trio!

heart valentine's day Feb 07, 2022
 

Today, we are making a heart trio with a painted heart, an animal print heart, and a glass heart. When you want to do it all, you just do it all! 

First, I'm going to start with painting my 8x10 canvas white, so we have a nice, clean slate. I'm using Anita's White. 

Next, tape your tracer to your canvas. Then, tuck your graphite paper under your tracer and trace your hearts with your stylus onto your canvas. 

I'm painting the big heart black. This will be my animal print heart, so if I don't have enough foil, it will be okay. 

Next, I'm painting my center heart a cherry red color. 

Finally, I'm painting my last heart with in an aqua blue color. (I know it seems crazy, but it looks good in my head!) Let dry or use a heat gun to dry.

To add the animal print foil, we first need to use size adhesive on the black heart. It goes on kind of white and then drys clear. Use a paintbrush to just brush the size onto the black heart. You can't force dry...

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This Valentine's Balloon Gnome is made with lots of love and whimsy!

gnome valentine's day Jan 11, 2022
 

Today we are making another painted glass art piece - a Valentine's Day gnome holding a heart-shaped balloon! This little guy is giving me all of the heart eyes and is so whimsical! I used a combination of various acrylic paint as well as resin and red seed beads to give the balloon a little texture and dimension! Watch my latest Facebook Live where I walk you through step-by-step on how to create this Valentine's Day gnome!

We will start by adding our tracer to our 8 x 10 canvas. Put a sheet of graphite paper underneath and tape it down so it doesn't move around on your canvas. Then, using your stylus, trace the image onto your canvas.

I already put two coats of the Anita's White paint onto my canvas. It has two nice coats of paint on it already just to keep it fresh, so now we're going to just start painting. I'm going to use this pink watercolor pencil because I want to make stripes on his hat.

Then, I'm going to paint his coat, starting from the bottom. I'm...

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