DecoArt Heart Shaped Welcome Sign

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by DecoArt Design Team

DecoArt Heart Shaped Welcome Sign

Hi there, daisies!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Project time does not include drying time for the paint.
    Download and print project template before starting. Depending on the size of the surface you use, you may need to adjust the size of the template.
  • 2
    Base the tin heart (or other surface) with a coat of Black Tie using 3/4 inch flat/wash brush. Let dry and repeat the process.
  • 3
    Transfer the template onto the tin heart (or other surface) with transfer paper and a stylus.
  • 4
    Use a palette knife to mix one part paintable texture paste with one part Canary. (Tip: really press on palette knife when mixing until the substance is creamy like mayonnaise. Add more paint, if needed, to achieve this consistency.)
  • 5
    Use a #10 filbert brush to paint the paintable texture paste/Canary mix from step 4 on flower petals, starting at the tip of the petal and pulling in towards center. (Tip: make sure to pick up a lot of mix and lightly press on brush. Each petal will take three or four stokes to complete. Try to pull in nice long strokes so you get fewer brush marks although some brush marks will just add to texture of petal.)
  • 6
    Use a palette knife to mix Lipstick and paintable texture paste for Red flower and then Lipstick, Canary and paintable texture paste for Orange flower, painting petals in the same fashion as step 5 above.
  • 7
    Use a deerfoot stippler brush to apply Snow-Tex to the flower centers. (Tip: they should look much like donuts, adding more texture around edges and less in the center. Do not add any paint to Snow-Tex as it won’t hold its shape very well.)
  • 8
    Let paints dry. Basecoat centers of flowers Cocoa Bean.
  • 9
    For Yellow flower: shade flower petals along the bottoms and near the flower center with angle shader brush using Lipstick and Canary. (Tip: shading is indicated by little dots in the photo.)
  • 10
    While shading float is still wet, mop lightly back and forth to soften and to get rid of any brush marks. Float again: this time with Lipstick near the flower center.
  • 11
    Use a lunar blender brush to add a highlight on the petal with Cotton Ball. Wet lunar blender brush and then tap off all excess water. Pick up Cotton Ball and then blend back and forth on palette to get rid of excess paint and evenly distribute it on brush. Lightly brush highlight on upper middle area of each petal.
  • 12
    For the Red flower: Shade the flower with Lipstick and a touch of Black Tie. Mop to soften. Repeat with same color to darken.
  • 13
    Use a lunar blender brush to dry-brush a highlight on the petals with Canary. (Tip: if color is too bright, add a touch of Lipstick to Canary.)
  • 14
    For the Orange flower: Shade each petal with Lipstick plus touches of Canary and Black Tie. Dry-brush the highlights with a lunar blender brush and Canary.
  • 15
    Stipple flower centers again with Cocoa Bean. Add a touch of Black Tie to Cocoa Bean and stipple in some shadow in the middle of the flower centers and around the bottom of the outside edges.
  • 16
    Wipe brush clean. Pick up a little Lipstick and add a little close to shaded areas. Pick up Canary and stipple this into brightest areas very lightly.
  • 17
    Paint lettering in True Blue using a #2 round brush. Let dry. Highlight the tops of the letters with a #2 round brush pulling Canary from top about 1/2 of the way down. Repeat to brighten. Add a few little dashes of Canary around the flower petals as well.
  • 18
    To finish, use an old toothbrush to spatter Lipstick and then Canary on to the heart, wetting toothbrush just slightly first. Pick up paint and then pull the bristles back with fingers. (Tip: make sure to test the spatters on transfer paper first before going onto piece so you don’t get any really large spatters.)

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Black Tie 104770429 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Lipstick 104770367 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Canary 104770383 (2)
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cocoa Bean 104770421
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. Cotton Ball 104770357
  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Paint 2 oz. True Blue 104770407
  • 10 inch x 10 inch Puffed Tin Heart (or other 10 inch x 10 inch Craft Surface
  • DecoArt Snow-Tex Dimensional Effects 4 oz. 104734718
  • Paintable Texture Paste (about 4 oz.)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Transfer Paper 9 inch x 13 inch White 4 pc. 104111938
  • Old Toothbrush
  • Water Container
  • Paper Towels
  • Nicole™ Crafts Palette & Knife Set 5 pc. 104576912
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Liner 10/0 104464161
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Filbert 10 104464094
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Luner Blender 3/8 104464153
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Deerfoot/Stippler 1/4 104464086
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Select Synthetic Flat Wash 3/4 104464133
  • Princeton Artist Brush Co. Brush Synthetic Bristle Round 2 104465187
  • Stylus
Download Project Template