If you have been around here any length of time you know I am not a huge fan of seasonal decorating. I love having classic decor that can be left out year round. So while this month does celebrate love that doesn’t mean we can only display those items in February right? This gold glittered heart fits the bill for year round decor with its classic contrast of red and gold.
Folk Art Chalk Brushes
1. I was so delighted to see these medium sized rustic pallet hearts on my Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store shelves this month. They make the perfect background for a fabulous sign. However they are a bit rustic. So I sanded mine smooth with 100 grit sandpaper followed by 150 grit. This gave me a nice smooth surface for my stencil to stick to.
2. Next I painted the entire heart with two coats of Folk Art Home Decor Chalk in Imperial Red using a chalk paint brush. I probably could have just painted the center of it since I repainted over it in a following next step, but I wanted to be on the safe side for an even finish.
* If you don’t have a digital cutting machine you can print out your word and tape it to the vinyl and then use a craft knife to cut it out.*
4. Using the transfer tape I adhered the vinyl sticker to my red painted heart pallet. It looks gorgeous just like that, doesn’t it? I burnished (a.k.a “pressed reaallly hard) the vinyl down so it stuck well to the board.
5. Then I gave it a quick coat of the Krylon Brass Metallic spray paint.
6. After 10 minutes I sprayed the Krylon Glitter Blast in Golden Glow over that.
7. While still wet I used a stick pin to remove the vinyl, carefully revealing the red paint underneath.
8. After it was completely dry, I gave it a coat of the Krylon sealer. This is optional but it does help the Glitter stay in place.
I love the contrast of the gold glitter with the red. I am also digging hand lettering lately too. And this font makes it look like it was handwritten, doesn’t it?
Speaking of love…here is another idea for a little “love” year round. XOXO