Friday, February 1, 2013

Valentines Day Wooden Hearts on a Stick

I painted and decoupaged some wooden hearts on sticks I got at Crafty Wood Cutouts. The tallest heart is about 14 inches tall and 3 1/2 inches wide.

I painted the bases with black acrylic paint. I painted the sides of the hearts with either black or maroon acrylic paint. Then I cut out some scrapbook paper and inked around the paper with the Ranger Distress Inks. Then I decoupaged the paper onto the hearts. Then I varnished the hearts with a few coats of varnish.

Then I put some fun embellishments on the hearts.

The "valentine" embellishment was from Hobby Lobby. It's a wood cutout covered with glitter. It came that way. I added some black outlining to the word to make it stand out. I also covered the inside of the heart with silver glitter and added some heart punches out of gray stripe scrapbook paper.

The middle heart I embellished with the Sizzix Tim Holtz die on chipboard covered with scrapbook paper. The white crackle on the heart and wings is actually scrapbook paper that came with the crackle design. It looks like I painted the crackle finish but it's just the paper design. The crown is gold metallic paper on chipboard cut with the same Heart Wings die.

Then I decided to decorate the other side so the hearts are cute on both sides.

The letters are from the Tim Holtz letters . I painted them with metallic silver. The heart and cupid are die cut on chipboard covered with scrapbook paper. The cupid is sitting on another sizzix Tim Holtz die cut bookplate that I painted silver. I glued 2 silver heart button embellishments onto the bookplate. The heart on the right is embellished with 3 felt hearts with some gem hearts I glued on with glossy accents.

 Most of the paper I used was from My Mind's Eye, Union Square, "Home Sweet Home" collection. I love the "Love" paper from My Mind's Eye. I love ALL of the paper from My Mind's Eye. The stripe paper is My Mind's Eye, and the dark red paper on the "February" heart is from DCWV.

I enjoyed making this Valentines decoration using wood, paint, and scrapbooking supplies.

Here are a few other valentine decorations I made using a Tim Holtz stamp card kit from Archivers. The kit included a 6X6 paper pad from My Mind's Eye (Ruby), and the Valentines mini-blue print stamps from Tim Holtz. Instead of making all the cards, I reserved a few and decoupaged them onto some pieces of wood. We made the rest of the cards for a family activity after a Sunday dinner for fun.

Happy Valentines Day!

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful creations! Love the standing hearts. And what fun to create the cards together with family! Have a great day!


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