January 28, 2009

Valentine Surprises

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I have a been waiting for our first official snowday to start the 2009 Valentine Card project with the kids. This year, I was very inspired by a project that Donna Downey created as a downloadable video workshop called “Layers”. After watching the video, I was ready to create something special with the kiddos using some of her wonderful ideas and some of my own.

Materials List:

  • Card Stock
  • Gesso
  • Stickers
  • Stamps
  • Rub-ons
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Modge Podge or Matte Medium
  • Alpha Cut-Outs
  • Pictures of Loved Ones
    (all purchased at Michaels)

We started by cutting a bunch of HEARTS out of cardstock. Then we painted them with Gesso in order to better hold the paint.
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We picked our color palette.
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And painted a couple of layers on each heart…we started with Yellow Ochre (let dry), then we added a layer of turquoise.
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Once all the paint was dry, we layered with various stickers, rub-ons, pictures, and stamps.
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To finish the project, we sealed each heart with Matte Medium and added some glitter to make them “sparkly”.
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We finished eight yesterday and have about 20 more to go! SSSSHHHH…we want to surprise our loved ones. Finished product pictures in a few weeks!

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Comments (2)

tiffany said:

Wonderful! Don’t you just love Valentine’s Day!?!


colleen said:

Looks gorgeous! They are perfect … thanks for sharing:)


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