When did gnomes get to be popular again? I'm not sure, but I jumped on the gnome bandwagon with a cute project for Valentine's Day.
I painted a 6" x 6" wood canvas with the color Fluff from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. Dixie Belle chalk mineral paints are typically used for furniture, but I use it in all my painting projects because the colors are so beautiful.
I used my Cricut to create a vinyl stencil for the words, then applied it to the painted canvas. I painted over the words with Dixie Belle's Clear Coat. This will create a barrier to help prevent the paint from bleeding under the stencil & will give you nice, crisp letters.
I used a makeup sponge to go over the letters with the color Peony. I did thin coats so I had to go over the letters three times with the paint to get solid coverage.
I sketched a little gnome and taped him onto the canvas. I placed carbon paper under the sketch, then traced over it to transfer my gnome onto the canvas.
I painted the gnome with more Dixie Belle & think he turned out super cute!
I created the little block with the heart & key back in 2016. If you want to see the tutorial click HERE.
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