Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DIY ~ Valentine Art


Last Friday was our First Friday ~ Girls Night Out event at the shop Hip Chick Designs. This new event is a fun evening to get out with a bunch of girlfriends to eat, drink and create!

The night was hosted by 4 artists and crafters…and I was one of them! My project was a Valentine Heart on a small canvas. See more pics and info on my post here.

Today I want to share a brief tutorial on this simple and cute craft…


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Supplies:
 
blank canvas – I used 5x7 size
 
craft paint – in color of your choice
 
craft paper - in complimentary color schemes
 
craft paper punch – in flower shapes
 
craft glue – I used Tacky Glue brand
 
 
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The directions are really simple. Since I did this craft for the Girls Night Out event, I do not have a photo for each step. However, it is easy enough to follow these written directions…

* First - paint your canvas with whatever color you choose. I painted mine with a true red

* Then - punch out your flower shapes with your craft paper punch

* Next - lightly draw your shape onto your painted canvas to use as a guide

* Finally - glue each flower onto the canvas


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Here is one of the Hip Chick girls working on her canvas at the event. Notice how she is using a bamboo skewer to apply the glue to each flower before putting them in place. This is a useful tip I used while making mine, and the girls found it helpful too.


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These are some of the pieces made on the Girls Night Out. Each one is original and unique…just like the artists that made them!
 
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As you can see, some of the girls embellished their hearts with glitter and buttons…cute!
 
 
 
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I love the way they all turned out!
 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. How cute! There is nothing more fun (I think) than sitting around with some friends and some wine and gettin crafty! Good times.

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  2. How wonderful! What a great craft. You could really use it on many different holidays!

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  3. Very cute! I love seeing what happens when you give a bunch of different crafters similar tools and see how different ideas formulate. Thanks for sharing!

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