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Hugs and Kisses Heart Wall Art

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™

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Hugs and Kisses Heart Wall Art

designed by Laura Kuhlmann

Give hugs and kisses this Valentine's Day with wall decor created using Americana Decor Chalky Finishes.

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Learn more about Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™.

SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Delicate (ADC11)
  • Romance (ADC06)
  • Rouge (ADC07)

Americana Decor® Stencils

  • Distressed Harlequin (12" x 12") (ADS03)

Craft Twinkles™

  • Christmas Red (DCT5)
  • Sparkling Pink (DCT19)

Dazzling Metallics®

  • Festive Red (DA262)
  • Mink Pearl (DA307)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper
  • E6000 glue (E6000)
  • painter's tape
  • 1" chip brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • stencil brush (or cosmetic sponge)
  • flower
  • wooden heart shape
  • wood boards
  • wood letter

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting, stenciling and gluing steps.

  1. With a chip brush, paint two coats of Americana Decor Chalky Finish in Romance onto the wooden square.
  2. Mix Delicate and Romance to make a bright pink color. Dry brush the mixture over the Romance shade, purposefully allowing the Romance color to show through.
  3. Using a stencil brush or cosmetic sponge, lightly dry brush a border all around the square using Romance, with emphasis on each corner.
  4. Using a chip brush, paint each heart with two coats of Rouge.
  5. Place the Distressed Harlequin Stencil on top of a heart. Using a stencil brush, dab on Dazzling Metallics in Mink Pearl. (If desired use painter's tape to hold stencil in place.) Repeat on other heart.
  6. Paint the edges of the square and both hearts with 2 coats of Mink Pearl.
  7. Position the hearts, as pictured below, and attach each one to the wood square using E6000 Glue.
  8. Paint wooden letters with 2 coats of Dazzling Metallics Festive Red using a 1/4" flat brush.
  9. Using a small brush, apply Craft Twinkles in Christmas Red onto the front of each letter. Load a large amount of Craft Twinkles onto the brush, apply onto surface, and move around with brush until glitter is evenly dispersed.
  10. Using a small brush, apply Craft Twinkles in Sparkling Pink onto each letter, on top of the Christmas Red.
  11. Referencing the final image, position and adhere elements onto wood surface.

HELPFUL HINTS

When dry-brushing, wipe excess paint onto a paper towel until there is hardly any left on the brush before painting the surface. When stenciling, don't overload the stencil brush as the paint could bleed underneath the stencil.