Saturday, January 13, 2024

Faux Tin Valentine Art

 The Christmas decorations are down & the winter decorations are up. But it's almost time to switch over to the Valentine decorations.

I love decorating for every season & holiday.  And, I like to create something new to add to the mix every year. This year, I'm adding this faux tin art.

To make it, I first painted an 8" x 8" wooden canvas panel with the color, Cotton, from the Dixie Belle Paint Company. Once the paint was dry, I used a brayer to add the color, Caviar, to a decor stamp from Re*design with Prima, & added the design to the canvas.

I also added a leaf & rose design to the canvas.

For the faux tin, I used peel & stick tiles from the Dollar Tree. These are so easy to work with & the possibilities are endless. You can't browse Pinterest without seeing a multitude of projects using them.

The tiles are 12" x 12" & since my canvas was only 8", I cut out a quarter of the tile. They easily cut with scissors.

I drew half of a heart on one side of the tile, folded it in half, then cut along the lines I drew.

I painted the heart with the color, Honky Tonk Red.

I let the paint dry completely, then used a damp rag to wipe away the paint from the high spots to give the heart a worn look.

This highlights the detail on the "tin".

I glued the heart to the canvas using tacky glue.

I used tacky glue to adhere twine around the heart to hide the uneven edges.

I'm excited to decorate for Valentine's Day & have something new to add to my decor.

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  1. I love spending time in antique and vintage stores. Just seeing what I could find and then using it to decorate home. Thanks for sharing your post come see us at

  2. These are beautiful! Congrats on the feature at the Spark link party!

  3. 'Hopping over from your feature at Pieced Pastime. This is such a wonderful project! I've been playing with doodles on red watercolor hearts, hoping to make a sort of collage with them. My struggle though has been choosing a background. Yours is PERFECT for my project, too! I have plenty of stamps to creat something similar. THANK YOU for sharing your technique! -Marci @ Old Rock Farmhouse & Stone Cottage Adventures

  4. Forgot to mention I'm sharing this on FB. -Marci @ Old Rock Farmhouse

  5. This came out great. You layered beautifully adding so much texture. I have so many stamps and you made me want to break them out & start playing. lol. Thanks for the inspo. Pinning. XO- MaryJo


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