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Easy Ombre Heart Art on Recycled Materials

Americana® Acrylics

Easy Ombre Heart Art on Recycled Materials
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Easy Ombre Heart Art on Recycled Materials

designed by Jen Goode

Recycled wooden rulers form the heart of this wall art made with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana Decor® Chalky Finish™ Paint

  • Everlasting (ADC01)

Americana Decor® Varnishes

  • Soft-Touch Varnish (ADM03)

Americana® Acrylics

  • Napa Red (DA165)
  • Peony Pink (DA215)
  • Poodleskirt Pink (DA267)
  • Santa Red (DA170)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • ruler (13)
  • pencil
  • painter's tape (optional)
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • 1/4" flat brush
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • cardstock

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Create the wooden canvas by laying out 11 wood rulers and hot gluing two rulers vertically on the back.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 3/4" flat brush, paint the entire wooden surface in Everlasting. Apply additional coats, as desired, allowing the paint to dry completely between coats.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Print out the provided pattern onto cardstock. Cut out with scissors. Center the heart onto the wooden canvas. Trace with a pencil.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Using a pencil, lightly divide the heart into four horizontal sections. Fill in each section with a 1/4" flat brush starting at the bottom and working upward with Napa Red, Santa Red, Peony Pink, and Poodleskirt Pink.
    Step 3 Example
  5. If needed, use painter's tape to achieve straight lines. For a crisp edge, use the 1/4" flat brush to apply Everlasting to any edges where paint overlapped.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Finish the piece with a sealer such as Soft-Touch Varnish.