How to make a sparkly heart canvas

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

After so many months of sharing mainly craft tutorials on the blog, I’m looking forward to sharing more art again this year. I’m finally out of my slump and have been drawing like crazy lately, with passion and purpose. In the meantime, this sparkly heart canvas bridges the gap a little bit.

This is a simple little Valentine’s project that doesn’t take long to make, but looks lovely.

I’m sad to say my photos don’t do it justice. My camera desperately needs to go to the repair shop (let’s just say that bouncing your camera across the deck is not a good idea!), but I put it off during the Christmas and birthday season. I’m taking it down for a quote next week, then we’ll see what happens.

Supplies:

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

1 canvas, 18 x 24 cm
1 sheet sticky back canvas
heart punch
pencil
piece of paper
scissors
embossing powder in your choice of colour
heat gun
adhesive
foam brush or old paint brush

Instructions:

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

1. Cut a heart from a corner of your piece of paper.

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

2. Trace around the paper heart you just punched out on the backing paper of the sticky back canvas. I needed 12.

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

3. If you’re using a different size canvas or heart punch, keep lining the hearts up on top of the canvas until you’re happy you have enough.

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

4. Fold the piece of paper in half and open up again. Pull the backing paper off the sticky back canvas and leave, sticky side up, on the fold. Pour a generous amount of embossing powder on top. Then lift the heart up, and gently tap the excess powder onto the paper. Fold the paper over and tip the excess powder back into the jar.

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

5. Gently heat the hearts with your heat gun until the embossing powder has melted. Depending on the brand, the powder will change colour or become glittery when done. Leave to cool for a minute.

Tip: Use tweezers to hold the hearts if they fly away on you.

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

6. Arrange the hearts on your canvas and glue into place.

how to make a sparkly heart canvas in time for Valentine's Day

7. Done! Hang and enjoy!

Do you usually craft something for Valentine’s Day?

Comments

  1. I love the designs and the color of the hearts.Can I use that as my design in my valentine card?
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