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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine, You Caught Me!

When I saw this quote, I knew I had to do something with it for a Valentine gift for Himself.  It is SO us.  He definitely caught my eye! 

Little did I know it was going to be a major project!!

I reused a canvas from a painting that did not turn out how I wanted it to.  Completely covered it with silver acrylic paint.  I put it on heavy and patted the paint with a broad brush to mimic a ‘hammered’ look.

The hearts were done free hand and I did some flourishes to embellish them.  So far, so good.

Then I tried to paint my quote on the first heart.  Major fail…. I can’t letter worth a hoot!  I admitted defeat and decided to just paint over it to use individual letters.  And that is where my frustration began. 

After about 7 coats of red paint you could still plainly read the words when it dried.  SEVEN coats!!!  I got mad and took the black paint bottle and squeezed it directly on the area.  My red heart was now distinctly black.  Once that dried, I did the same with the red bottle.  I’m telling you… the left heart now has some major texture!  LOL 

But that did the trick, and I was able to finish by applying wood letters I had done up in black. 

The flourishes in the corners are done with a platinum calligraphy felt tip. 

I finished it this morning.  Just in time to give to my Valentine.  


  1. Hi Teri, Lovely Canvas you have made for your hubby. Sounds like you had a lot of crafty messy time creating this. Love the words you have used. Thankyou for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda (DT)

  2. I love using quotes in arty crafty work and you've definitely captured the essence of this one well. I hope your hubby appreciates all the hours that went into making it.

    Thank you for taking part in this month's Natalie and Amy challenge - good luck!

    Emma x


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