Blumenthal Buttons Heart on Canvas

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by Helen Slabodukh, Blumenthal Buttons

Blumenthal Buttons Heart on Canvas

Buttons steal your heart in this wall art!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
  • 2
    Draw a heart template that is about 6 inch wide at its widest point on the scrap paper. (Tip: make sure it fits within the canvas before continuing.)
  • 3
    Paint canvas(es) a color that is a shade lighter than the ribbon you are using (as shown, project uses a paint similar to Poodleskirt Pink one of the canvases and a paint similar to Slate Grey on the other). Let paint dry. Paint a second coat in this same color, if necessary, to ensure complete coverage.
  • 4
    Once canvas(es) is/are dried – lay template and trace lightly onto canvas. You can begin gluing your buttons (as shown, project uses a combination of buttons from the Pink and Fun bags on one of the canvases and about a bag of Black on the other) immediately or you can lay your buttons down first and adjust.
  • 5
    Once your first layer of buttons is complete – now go back and begin filling in the holes/gaps by laying more colored buttons.
  • 6
    Randomly add crystal buttons on top of several of the colored buttons on the canvas(es).
  • 7
    Use the alcohol pens to draw a thin line from ink along edges of canvas (as shown, project uses a shade of Light Pink one canvas and Light Grey on the other).
  • 8
    Add ribbon to corner and tie in a bow (as shown, project uses Hot Pink on one canvas and Black on the other).

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1-1/2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Art Supply Enterprises Canvas Studio 8 inch x 8 inch 104134559
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Poodleskirt Pink 104521677
  • DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Slate Grey 104106682
  • Morex Sheer Delight Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 6 yard Hot Pink 104442542
  • Morex Sheer Delight Ribbon 1-1/2 inch x 6 yard Black 104192999
  • Spectrum Noir Pen Set Pinks 6 pc. 104581691
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Pink 104605313 (2)
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Fun 104544181 (2)
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons Black 104544161 (2)
  • Glamour Gems Crystal Silver 2 pc. 104605282 (4)
  • La Petite Buttons 3/8 inch Crystal Clear 4 pc. 104567198 (2)
  • Spectrum Noir Pen Set Warm Greys 6 pc. 104581674
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Flat 4 104464403
  • Scrap Paper
  • Aleene's 4 oz. Original Tacky Glue 104148018
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencil