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Valentine's Day Sweet(heart) Welcome Sign - part one
I am so happy to be a part of this Spring Craft Blog Hop! Today, I am sharing the first part of my Sweet(heart) Welcome Sign for the front door or entryway. This heart with a sweet stenciled message comes together in an afternoon, and can be hung up on the front door, in an entryway, or on your mantle. I will show you how to hang this sweet sign soon, so don't miss out!
- large sheet of corrugated cardboard
- blunt pencil
- X-acto knife
- acrylic paint: red (matte) and white (metallic or glitter)
- letter stencils
- hot glue gun
1 - Start by drawing out a large heart and 3 smaller hearts onto your cardboard. Score with X-acto knife 3-4 times to cut out.
2 - Paint the large heart red, and the smaller hearts white. Apply 2 coats to both.
3 - To the larger heart: before completely dry apply light strokes of white to start the texturing. Let dry. Clean brush.
4 - When dry, apply another coat of white paint. To create this effect, I used a small amount of paint on a dry brush and made horizontal strokes across the heart. You should be able to see streaks of red, pink, and white on the large heart.
5 - Using a blunt pencil, trace your stencils out to spell out your welcome message. Try "I Love You" "Welcome" or any of your favorite saying from those tasty conversation hearts!
6 - With a small round brush, paint your stenciled letters in with red, using 2 coats. If you are left-handed like me, be sure to work from right to left to make sure you don't drag your wrist through the wet paint!
7 - Once everything is dry, position your smaller hearts and hot glue them on.
I love how this sweet heart turned out and I can't wait to show you how it gets transformed into something you can hang up and show off! To see my finished project, head over to part two of the tutorial.
Spring Craft Blog Hop - Valentine's Day, President's Day, & Mardi Gras
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