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Paint Blot DIY Valentine's Day Cards

Americana® Acrylics

Paint Blot DIY Valentine's Day Cards
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Paint Blot DIY Valentine's Day Cards

designed by Crimson Duvall

Use Americana® Acrylics and Galaxy Glitter to make unique paint blot Valentine's Day cards to share.

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.

SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Bright Blue (DA351)
  • Cadmium Yellow (DAO10)
  • Irish Moss (DA312)
  • Lamp (Ebony) Black (DAO67)
  • Lavender (DAO34)
  • Teal Green (DA107)
  • Teal Mint (DA332)
  • Tuscan Red (DA265)
  • Vivid Violet (DA232)
  • White Wash (DAO2)

Galaxy Glitter™

  • Big Bang (DGG09)
  • Supernova Berry (DGG17)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • wax paper or freezer paper
  • extra fine permanent ink marker
  • watercolor paper (or any heavier weight paper that can be torn)
  • paintbrushes (small)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Gather supplies: Small paintbrushes; watercolor paper; freezer paper; fine-tip permanent ink marker; and a variety of Americana Acrylic paints and Galaxy Glitters. I will show Royal Fuchsia and Supernova Berry as an example of the technique.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Cut a piece of freezer or wax paper approximately 6" x 6" and place small dots of paint randomly on its surface.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Lightly fold over the freezer or wax paper, squishing the paint.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Open the folded freezer or wax paper to reveal a paint blot.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Cut or tear the edges of the watercolor paper to fit the paint blot image.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Press the paper with the paint blot image onto the surface of the watercolor paper.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Slowly peel off the paper and reveal a new image.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Think what this image looks like to you. For example: This image looked like a poodle to me, so I filled in the negative white spaces with the same color of paint to make the image more apparent. Have fun and let your imagination run wild.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Let dry completely. Add details with a permanent fine-tip marker. Hand-write "Happy Valentine's Day". Or add a TO: and FROM: for the Valentine's Day for school.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Embellish each valentine with Galaxy Glitter for some sparkle.
    Step 9 Example
  11. These will all turn out differently. That's the FUN of it. Use a variety of colors. And think of fun things to say with each of your Valentine's.
    Step 10 Example
  12. You can simplify your color palette to black and red to make grown-up versions of these Valentines.
    Step 11 Example