By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow
If you’re not ready for Valentine’s Day yet this year, here’s a very quick project that can be displayed year-round.
This project is very simple to create and will only take you a couple of hours to complete – including the drying time! To get started, you’ll need the Rustic Heart.
I used DecoArt® Americana® acrylic paint each slat a separate color – Royal Fuchsia, Bubblegum Pink, and Cinnamon Drop using a large flat brush. When the slats are dry, use a fan brush to dry brush Poodleshirt Pink here and there on each slat.
Once everything was thoroughly dry, I used an electric sander (or a course sanding block) to sand of the edges and in other areas on each Heart slat.
To give it a more vintage look, I mixed Americana® Staining and Antiquing Medium with Dark chocolate (1:1). I added a little water to thin it out and applied one coat to the entire Heart. Wipe the excess off with a soft cloth.
It’s ready to hang on a wall or sit on a tabletop – just in time for Valentine’s Day!