Valentine Canvases

I love painting for the seasons and special holidays, and I love painting for Valentine’s Day…maybe because my favorite color is red! Our new 6″ x 6″ Canvases (#40206) are great for a variety of projects and were the perfect size when combined with our FolkArt Layering Stencils – Heart (#71928). These are fun and easy to paint and will look great sitting on your mantel or hanging on your wall for fun and festive accent pictures.

Here is how to paint theses quick and easy canvas designs:

Supplies:
2 – 6″ x 6″ Canvases
FolkArt Layering Stencils – Heart
Stencil Brush Set of 4
Glaze Wash Brush 1″
Darice Fine Line Paint Pen Set

DecoArt Americana Paint:
Cherry Red
Bubblegum Pink
Light Buttermilk

Paint one canvas completely with Cherry Red, this may take several coats, allow to dry in between coats. When dry, center the stencil with the checks down first and then lay the stencil for the heart on top of that…this will allow you to have the checked heart shape only. With your stencil brush and Light Buttermilk, lightly tap over the area. When you are done, carefully lift the stencils off the canvas and let dry. When dry, use the White Paint Pen and add stitch lines around the outside edge of the canvas.

For the second canvas, put our a puddle of paint of Cherry Red and Bubblegum Pink. In the stencil pack, take the individual heart shape and center it in the middle of your canvas. With the end of the handle for your Glaze Wash Brush, dip into Cherry Red paint and add dots here and there all around the the canvas, then wipe the handle clean and repeat with Bubblegum Pink. I chose to also, dip into the Bubblegum Pink and Cherry Red for a double load and tapped to fill in additional spaces. You can overlap dots if you would like…your goal is to have the center remain clean and the dots create the look of the heart outline. If some paint does get under the stencil, you can easily cover it up with some white paint.

Spray with your favorite varnish.

 

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