The Valentine's Bug has really hit. Last week I shared this with you. And this week, I have another Valentine's Day decor project. I first saw this post on Tatertots and Jello, which is a fantastic blog I follow. I loved the idea of three canvas pieces coordinating into one.
I knew I wanted to do something Valentine's Day related and I knew I wanted to attach them together. Using Tatertos and Jello's post as my inspiration, I created a piece of art to fit my style.
Winsor & Newton Artists' Canvas 6 in. x 6 in. (qty 4)
Flat Wash Paint Brush (you don't have to have a flat wash but I was told that a Flat Wash Brush is the best kind of brushes for large areas. any paint brush would work, but my husband has some
Cricut Expression Cutting Machine*
*This is another project that doesn't require you to own a Cricut but can use if you have one. The Cricut and the scrapbook paper is used to make a stencil for the letters I used but you can make your own stencils, buy some, or free hand the letters as well.
1. I began by painting two of the canvas pieces red and two of the canvas pieces pink.
2. While the paint was drying, I used my Cricut to cut out "X" and "O" stencils that were 5 inches.
3. I then taped the stencils down on the canvas using painter's tape.
4. Using a stencil brush, I applied the black paint.
5. I let the paint dry, and then I hung them up in our entry way!
They didn't come up exactly the way I wanted them to but I am new at stenciling, especially when it comes to painting them. Some of the paint leaked underneath and I need to find a way to prevent that next time. I figure with some practice I'll figure out the right technique. If you have any stenciling tips, I would definitely love to hear them. I'm all ears for any advice.
What kind of Valentine's Day decor do you have in your house? Have you made anything Valentine's Day related? Share them with me. You can upload your pics and links (if you have a site) via email, the Flickr group, or on my Facebook page and you could end up on Show Me Saturday!
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