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Hand-Painted, Wooden Conversation Hearts

Americana® Acrylics

Hand-Painted, Wooden Conversation Hearts
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Hand-Painted, Wooden Conversation Hearts

designed by Donna Welter

Spell out a Valentine's message on wooden hearts painted with Americana® Acrylics.

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Learn more about Americana® Acrylics.


Americana® Acrylics

  • Bubblegum Pink (DA250)
  • Peony Pink (DA215)
  • Snow (Titanium) White (DAO1)
  • True Red (DA129)

DecoArt® Extreme Sheen™

  • Champagne Gold (DPM02)

Other supplies

  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels (or lint-free cloth)
  • sandpaper (fine-grit)
  • 1" foam brush
  • fine tip paintbrush
  • small alphabet stencils (optional) (Deco Art)
  • foam stencil brush (optional)
  • chunky wooden hearts (The Wood Connection)


NOTE: Use fine grit sandpaper to lightly sand any rough areas of the wooden hearts before painting. Wipe clean with paper towel or lint free cloth. Allow paint to dry between each coat.

  1. Gather the supplies.
    Step 0 Example
  2. Using a 1" foam brush, paint both the front and back of each heart in True Red, Peony Pink, or Bubblegum Pink.
    Step 1 Example
  3. Apply two coats, allowing to dry between each coats.
    Step 2 Example
  4. Paint the edge of each heart with Champagne Gold. Apply two coats, allowing to dry between coats.
    Step 3 Example
  5. Dip the handle end of a small paintbrush in Snow White.
    Step 4 Example
  6. Use the handle end of the paintbrush to apply polka dots around the border of each heart's front.
    Step 5 Example
  7. Let dry before proceeding.
    Step 6 Example
  8. Apply alphabet stickers to the front of each heart, spelling out desired words or phrases. (Optional) Instead of stickers, use small alphabet stencils and a foam pouncer to add words or phrases to each heart.
    Step 7 Example


Keep damp paper towels on hand to wipe up any paint drips.

To make neat polka dots, dip the handle end of a small paintbrush into a small amount of Snow White each time you make a dot.