Lotta Love 💕

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...

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Valentine's Gnome ❤️

gnome heart valentine's day Jan 25, 2023

I went to Hobby Lobby and couldn't leave without my obligatory Valentine's Day Gnome! This cutie was only $1.79 and is a wooden gnome that is approximately 14x8. We are going to transform this little guy with some fun acrylic paint colors, resin, and beautiful seed beads.

The first thing I'm going to do is take the string off. I don't want to get paint on it, so I'll remove it and add it back on once my piece is dry.

I'm going to start by painting his hat and sleeves with Cherry Red. Then, I'll paint his nose with a peachy skin tone color. I'll add a tiny bit of white for a highlight and a tiny bit of red for some shadowing. 

Then, I'll paint the brim of his hat with white paint. I'll also add some shading with gray paint. Next, I'll paint his entire beard with a coat of gray paint and add in some white streak for some dimension. I'll also paint his gloves with black paint with some white shading for highlighting and the same for his boots.

Now, we are going to work on the...

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XO Heart 💗

heart valentine's day Jan 18, 2023

We are creating a simple XO Heart project that would be perfect for Valentine's Day! If you are a beginner, this is a great place to start. This one only requires minimal glass and only two paint colors. 

I have some glass strips that I spray painted with just a mist of pink. I also have a round glass bottle ring that I grabbed from Etsy. I misted that with just a tad of Metallic Gold spray paint. I also have some Rose Gold glass pieces. Let's get started!

First, I'll paint the background with Metallic White and a tiny bit of Metallic Rose. 

I will trim my glass strips to fit onto my canvas. The strips will be standing up on their edges, so I cut one of the strips in half so that it can cross through the middle to create our X. Use tacky glue to secure your X in place.

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

Paint your heart with Metallic Pink paint. It will...

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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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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 10, 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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