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Stacked Valentine's Day Heart and Arrow

Americana® Acrylics

Stacked Valentine's Day Heart and Arrow
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Stacked Valentine's Day Heart and Arrow

designed by Donna Welter

Arm yourself for Valentine's Day with home décor pieces made with Americana® Acrylics.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Poodleskirt Pink (DA267)

Americana® Decou-Page™

  • Matte Decou-Page (DS106)

Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics

  • Flamingo (DA504)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • paper towels
  • sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • pencil (with clean eraser)
  • 2" foam brush
  • saw-tooth picture hanger
  • small nail and hammer
  • E6000 Glue (or epoxy glue)
  • ribbon
  • glitter
  • wooden shapes (3 hearts and 2 arrows of varying sizes)
  • metal shape (arrow)
  • glue dots (optional) (www.gluedots.com/index.html)
  • paper plate (or wax paper; optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTES: Keep paper towels handy to wipe up any possible drips or spills. Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. Sand any rough edges on the wooden hearts with fine-grit sandpaper. Wipe dust from the hearts with a paper towel.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Paint the largest wooden arrow and the smallest heart with two coats of Snow White.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Paint the medium-sized arrow and the medium heart with two coats of Flamingo.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the largest heart with two coats of Poodleskirt Pink.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Lightly sand the edges of the painted hearts and arrows with fine-grit sandpaper. Use a paper towel to wipe away any dust.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Using a foam brush, apply a light and even coat of Americana Matte Decou-Page to the medium-sized arrow, then immediately sprinkle with a glitter of choice.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Repeat the above step with the smallest heart.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Use a clean pencil eraser dipped into a small amount of Snow White to create polka dots around the border of the medium-sized heart. (Dip the eraser into the paint for each dot.) Press down lightly when painting the dots.
    Step 7 Example
  9. Glue the hearts together with E6000 Glue, following package instructions. Attach hanging hardware to the back side of the largest heart. Create a bow with decorative ribbon and tie it around the stacked hearts.
    Step 8 Example
  10. Glue the medium and largest arrows together with epoxy or E6000 Glue, following package instructions. Attach the metal arrow with small nails.
    Step 9 Example

HELPFUL HINTS

When using glitter, work over a paper plate or sheet of waxed paper; the excess can be poured back into glitter container. Let the glitter dry before shaking off any excess from the heart and arrow.

To hold ribbon in place, use a few glue dots, which allows you to remove the ribbon in the future if desired.