Thursday, February 6, 2020

A Love Like Gnome Other

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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  1. Yes, gnomes sure are a huge trend right now ~ yours turned out super cute. I love your Valentine block, too. Visiting from Flaunt It Friday. Enjoy your weekend!

  2. I'm seeing gnomes everywhere and this is so much fun. I love the colors and the sentiment Featuring when my link party opens up tonight! Happy Love Day!

  3. Gnomes really have come back into vogue haven't they? One of my daughters loves them! Yours is especially cute for the Valentine's holiday:) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. Pinned! xo Kathleen


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