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Heart Door Décor with Floral Embellishments

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

Heart Door Décor with Floral Embellishments
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Heart Door Décor with Floral Embellishments

designed by Morena Hockley

Hang a painted and glazed heart for Valentine's Day using Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Dark Scarlet (DA508)
  • Lipstick (DA506)
  • Red Barn (DA507)

Elegant Finish™

  • Luminous Gold (Glaze) (DGM02)
  • Renaissance Brown (Glaze) (DGM01)

Mediums

  • Glazing Medium™ (DS18)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • 3/4" flat brush
  • 1/2" flat brush
  • small container
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • adhesive-backed rhinestone gems
  • scrap of corrugated cardboard or paper
  • corrugated cardboard (white)
  • palette knife
  • cosmetic sponges
  • wooden heart shape
  • die template (leaves, flowers, petals) (Spellbinders)
  • dictionary pages

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Create a color wash by mixing the following: (1) part Glazing Medium, (1) part water, (1/2) part paint color. (For example: 1 tbsp Glazing Medium, 1 tbsp water, 1/2 tbsp Red Barn). Create a color wash for each of the three red paints: Dark Scarlet, Lipstick, Red Barn.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Brush different sections of the wooden heart with the various red color washes from Step 1. (The color variation is very subtle but creates a pretty finished product that doesn't look flat.)
    Step 1 Example
  3. Use the left-over color wash to paint a dictionary page on the front and the back.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Use a foam sponge to wipe Renaissance Brown (Glaze) into the spaces on the wooden heart. (This gives it a little more depth and variation.)
    Step 3 Example
  5. Die-cut leaves from white corrugated cardboard. Paint the leaves with Luminous Gold (Glaze).
    Step 4 Example
  6. Die-cut flower and petals from the dictionary pages using a flower die-cut of your choice. Brush Luminous Gold (Glaze) over the cut pieces.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Use the handle end of a paintbrush to curl and form the petals and the paper flower.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Place a dab of hot glue on a non-stick craft mat. Quickly add the cut petals to the hot glue to form the smaller flowers. Embellish the center with an adhesive pearl embellishment.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Hot glue the gold leaves onto the wooden heart. Glue the silk flower and the paper flowers onto the heart, as desired.
    Step 8 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

It's best to use Glazing Medium when creating a color wash because simply adding water to paint often causes the color and the water to separate and doesn't really dilute the color. Glazing Medium helps create a more transparent wash of color on the finished project, allowing the wood grain to show.