A Sentiment

God knew what He was doing when He sent a gentle breeze and brought a lovely butterfly to set my heart at ease. The happiness of your friendship and the gentleness of your words have touched my life in special ways and now I feel assured. Thank you for your loyalty and for reading everyday. I only hope you find things to make a happy day.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine Art Project

I started out with these pictures all wrong. I should have shown the watercolor paper...before I cut it up. That and getting these in order for this post...so confusing. Oh, well, here goes. I took watercolor paper and taped a piece to a board. I painted the background in a mottled pinky red color...leaving some white there. Then when it was dried I spatter painted with red and black. Let that dry and then brushed some matte medium in places and squished up red tissue paper and "glued" little clumps here and there. I had some crinkled paper strings of red and pink and put them down. Then I streaked some gold acrylic paint in places and made some doodles with a medium point black marker. In bare spots, I painted some red hearts and blotted with paper towels so the color was more subdued.Then I used those same paper towel pieces and glued them down. I gathered my supplies and grabbed a cookie cutter and traced around the cutter. I cut them out with scissors with a decorative edge. I punched holes in the top of each for the hangers.
I bought some tiny doilies and stickers. Put a sticker on each doily. Then out of crinkle ribbon, I made hangers. After these were assembled I took them into the dining room where I had painted branches in a clear glass vase. I plan to use these branches for each holiday coming up. I'll carefully put these hearts away and will use them again next year.

This was really a fun project and didn't take much time. You wouldn't have to do the watercolor paper part. I saw cute tiny valentines at the store. You could use ready made valentines glued onto heart shaped doilies.
I may make cutout cookies and decorate them in valentine colors. The first year that I was married...I made a heart shaped meatloaf :)


Angie P said...

this is a SUPER cute project...I love it! thanks for posting

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Balisha girl, what a pretty and fun valentine tree. You did a terrific job.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Elenka said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks great on your table.
Those are lots of hearts you made there....

Balisha said...

Angie...I left a comment on your blog. Thanks for visiting.
It's really fun to do crafts. I love the feeling of satisfaction I get, when they turn out. If they don't turn out...well, I give them the deep six :)

Lynn said...

How beautiful they are, lots of work you put into them... I can't beleive Valentines day is next week! Lots of parties at school this week. Fun Fun!!!