Love for All – Heart Wall Art
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Here’s a quick, easy and fun little project you can make in just a few minutes to add a personalized touch to your home. This cheerful heart wall art also makes a wonderful gift to show family and friends how much you care.
While I’m creating, I like to keep things simple, quiet my mind and let my imagination run free. When I started this painting, I had no real design direction. What I did know was I would use a specific, minimalist color palette of red, white, and pink. I just painted the design freehand without the guidance of pencil lines. If that scares you out of making a lovely painting of your own feel free to draw light shapes on the wood that you can fill in and follow.
Set up for this painting is very easy. I’m using inexpensive poster paints, a variety of paint brush sizes and a paper plate for my paint palette. The wood is a cut-off left over from another wood working project.
Watch the how-to video here.
Let’s get started!
You will need:
- 8 tbsp (1 stick) butter
- Wood 10 in. x 12 in. x ¼ in.
- Red Paint
- White Paint
- Paint brushes
- 2 Metal Hangers
- Paper plate
- Water bucket
Pour red paint on your paper plate palette. Use a wide brush to paint the top surface and edge of the wood. Let the paint dry completely otherwise your heart will be pink instead of crisp white.
Pour white paint on your palette. Use a wide paint brush to paint the heart. I reload the brush with paint and turn it on edge when I’m out lining the shape for sharp line quality. Apply several coats of paint for solid coverage. Let the white paint dry completely.
Using a small pointy brush, mix a touch of red into the white paint. Add a little at a time until you have a shade of pink you like. Paint spirals of varying sizes in several directions. Overlap the white heart and red background. Outline the white heart on the right side to create a pretty drop shadow. Get carried away. You can’t mess this up. Have fun with your painting and the process of creating from the heart.
The dots are fun. Dip the flat end of a paint brush into the pink paint. Tap the end on the wood to make round accents for your spirals. When you’re satisfied with your design let the paint dry completely.
Turn the art over and affix 2 hangers to the back. Thread ribbon through one hanger and tie a knot. Thread the ribbon through the second hanger and tie a second knot. There, you’re done. It’s that easy.
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