Friday, January 31, 2014

All You Need Is Love- Valentine Art

I had been eyeing these Tim Holtz burlap canvas panels
for awhile. I wasn't sure what I would do with them, but for $8, I couldn't pass them up. And, I knew something would come to me!

With Valentine projects in full swing, I decided they'd be perfect for this idea that kept running through my head...

I picked out a piece of scrapbook paper 
& using my Cricut, I cut triangles to make a banner...

Then I cut slightly smaller triangles using brown cardstock
to go on top of the patterned paper...

Using a ballpoint pen,
I wrote letters to spell out, 
 You could stamp the letters, 
but I wanted them to be less perfect
& more whimsical.

I inked the edges of all the triangles to distress them a little,
then glued the smaller triangles onto the larger ones.
I placed the triangles on the panel & when they looked the way I wanted, I drew a curved line using a red Sharpie. Then I came back with a brown Sharpie to tone down the red a bit.
The line doesn't have to be perfect because most of it will be covered with the triangles.

I used tacky glue to adhere the triangles to the line.

Then I drew out my next line after
 deciding on the placement of the triangles...
I glued down the next set of triangles, 
& continued with the bottom row...

I cut out a piece of burlap & painted a heart on it...
I used red acrylic paint and then 
blended in a little brown...

I inked the edges of a mini clothespin, attached it to the burlap with the painted heart, & glued the clothespin to the panel using E6000.

For the second panel,
I added a painted heart at the top,
& then spelled out,

These could be hung separate,
but they sure look cute together...

 I think they could stay up year round,
not just for Valentine's Day!
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  1. Oh my gosh! I love this project! I pinned it for next year and I have to start saving newspapers..LOL!

  2. I absolutely love your vintage looking valentine's art - so pretty. My daughter is getting married and I'm thinking something like this would be perfect to add to her wedding decorations. Thanks for the inspiration and posting them at the Whimsy Wednesday Party!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

  3. Super creative! Love it!

  4. I love this vintage art - I am thinking this could be done for subjects other than just Valentine's - thank you for sharing it. A definite one I am going to have to try... Thank you Cathy

  5. Adorable! I’d love it if you’d share this at my link party, going on now!

  6. Beautiful project! What an awesome idea!! :)

  7. Super cute Virginia! I love your lettering. Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  8. I love it, sooo creative!! And the burlap heart adds so much! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  9. Oh my gosh this is absolutely beautiful! Great job! I love the whimsical look of the letters too!

  10. Love this ( no pun intended) . Wanted to let you know I'm featuring you when my party opens up tonight

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