Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Painted Love Heart


Hi Everyone,
This week I'm taking part in another Crafty De-stash challenge hosted by Megan from C'mon, Get Crafty.

The goal of the challenge is to use as much of your own crafty stash for a new creation. We are allowed to spend up to $10 for anything that may be needed to complete our projects - Again, I didn't spend a cent! 

So I've had this huge wooden heart cutout for ages and it has been crying out for a makeover...


Of course if you know me, you know I was always going to paint the heart white....right?

Step 1: Paint the heart white
Step 2: Create a graphic - I used Pic Monkey and tried out many different fonts
Step 3: Print the graphic - I stuck paper together and cut out the heart shape so I could get a feel of the end result.
Step 4: Transfer the graphic onto the heart base - I used transfer paper (the kind used by dressmakers)
Step 5: Paint the graphic - I used a dark charcoal and a turquoise for my words.
   

Once the paint was completely dry, I sanded very lightly and sealed with wax. Then out into the garden for a quick photo shoot!


I was so surprised at how my project turned out! It's way, waaaay better than I envisioned.

I hope this inspires you to try this type of project. It's easier than you would think. If anyone would like my graphic, let me know and I can email it on.

Take care everyone
xxx
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4 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I love all the different lettering!

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  2. This came out great. I love that you chose colors that can be displayed all year too.

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  3. I just love how this turned out. It is so pretty and can be kept out all year.

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  4. Your heart turned out awesome! Love how you have the aqua font mixed in! We are neighbors!! Well almost, I am from Australia! Nice to meet you Natalie! :-)

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