I saw THIS T-SHIRT on pinterest, and thought it would be a great piece of Valentines Day decor.
If you remember my REINDEER ART TUTORIAL, I used the same paint markers and basic technique. They are called galaxy markers, and you can find them at Bennion Crafts.
What you will need:
A piece of wood or canvas
Craft paint and a brush
Paper, scissors, and tape
Paint stirrers of a ruler
I got my wood at Home Depot. It is a piece of 12 inch by 6 foot common board pine. They cut it for me while I was there. I love Home Depot.
Place your paint sticks or ruler on to mark the border.
Draw a line around the perimeter with a white galaxy marker, and fill the rectangle in with paint.
Cut out a heart in the size you want. This took me a few tries, because the wood is a rectangle, and the heart needed to be longer and more slender.
Once you are happy with the size of your heart, cut it out of a piece of card stock. I used a 12x12 sheet. It is not necessary to use card stock, but I feel like it makes things easier.
Center the card stock over the painted area, and tape it down.
Take your paint stick or ruler, and start making patterns in a straight line across the heart using your paint marker.
I wanted this to be all about the family, so I snuck my kids names in on different lines.
Now, you are finished and ready to pull the stencil off.
I felt like it needed a little more, so I painted the sides green.
It is now sitting in my family room, and I love it so much, that I think I am going to keep it up in my home past February.
Wasn't that easy? You really could do this with kids. Now you have a personalized piece of art that you can cater to your taste and the color scheme in your home.
I love it. I think I might make a few for my girlfriends.
Guess what else I have been obsessing about this month??? Arrows. I have made some darling ones, and the tutorial is coming up. Be sure and check back. You won't want to miss it!
Have a Happy and Creative Day!