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Upcycled Cardboard Heart Valentines

Americana® Acrylics

Upcycled Cardboard Heart Valentines
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Upcycled Cardboard Heart Valentines

designed by Crimson Duvall

Use Americana® Acrylics to create your own heartfelt Valentine's Day display.

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Americana® Acrylics

  • Bubblegum Pink (DA250)
  • Light Buttermilk (DA164)
  • True Red (DA129)

Other supplies

  • scissors
  • liner brush
  • cardboard
  • pencil
  • small soft flat brush


  1. Find some plain cardboard either from a box or a sheet.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Print out the provided heart "cookie" pattern and cut out to use as a template.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Trace the template heart shape onto a piece of cardboard.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Cut out the heart shape.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Using a soft flat brush, paint the base color of the "cookie icing". (For this cookie, I used Bubblegum Pink. TIP: Make sure to leave some of the cardboard edge unpainted to give the look of a cookie with icing.)
    Step 4 Example
  6. Outline the cookie icing with Light Buttermilk, using a liner brush. (TIP: These don't have to be perfect.)
    Step 5 Example
  7. For a "sprinkle" look for this valentine cookie, paint on some random lines with True Red, using a liner brush. Allow to dry.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Turn the valentinesover and paint a personalized message using the three colors and a liner brush.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Have fun with designing many different looks-- pretend you are icing cookies. Use Bubblegum Pink, True Red, and Light Buttermilk in any combination to create a yummy Valentine's Day display that is cute and cohesive.
    Step 8 Example
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