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Hanging Hearts Valentine Plaque

By: Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis
Julie Lewis was destined to be an artist…at least that was what she was told from Kindergarten on. Born outside of Cleveland, Ohio, she was blessed to have been given an incredible art education all through her school years and from her creative and talented parents. Growing up in a world where every day brought some new creative adventure, it was no surprise that she went on to graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a B.F.A. in graphic design. Her professional life included working in many fields from industrial advertising to American Greetings. Most gratifying was working as a designer for the largest craft company, Plaid Enterprises in Georgia where she now resides.She paints and creates felt soft sculptures inspired by said paintings and now sells them through her shop STELLALOLA on Etsy. She is inspired by many things around her…most importantly, a wonderful family, an insanely happy German Shepherd and one stoic Alaskan Malamut.
Here’s a sweet and easy Valentine’s Day project that will you will enjoy creating.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

PLAID Supplies
  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Napthol Crimson, 2 oz.
  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Hydrangea Pink, 2 oz.
  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Black, 2 oz.
  • Delta Ceramcoat ® Acrylic Paint - Pop Pink, 2 oz.
  • Delta Stencil Mania™ - Alphabet - Papyrus
Find these items in the Plaid Store!
Other Supplies
8 ½” x 10 ½” chalkboard with frame
Lara’s crafts 1 ¾” heart value pack – 20313 (16 piece)
Twine
Assorted 1” miniature clothespins
Flat brush ¼”
Optional – chalk
Foam plates
Water basin
Paper towels
Hand drill
Ruler
Scissors
Pencil

Instructions

  1. 1. Divide wood hearts into four groups of four. Paint first group Hydrangea Pink. 
  2. Mix equal parts 1:1 of Hydrangea Pink and Pop Pink. Paint second group of four hearts. 
  3. Paint third group of hearts Pop Pink.
  4. Mix equal parts 1:1 of Pop Pink and Napthol Crimson. Paint last group of four hearts. 
  5. Stencil the word LOVE as shown onto one each of the four groups of hearts as shown in Black. Let dry. 
  6. Cut four lengths of twine approximately 16” long. Clip heart groupings to twine as shown with clothespins. 
  7. Lay twine onto chalkboard frame and mark where holes will be drilled with pencil. Drill holes. 
  8. Decorate chalkboard with chalk if desired. 
  9. Tie ends of twine through holes as shown and trim excess. 
 Tip: Personalize hearts with a name or sentiment for a different look.
Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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