Saturday, January 14, 2012

Handmade Valentine Art Canvas using Cup Cake Liners

I made a huge trip to the craft store the other day.  I love the craft store.  I saw the cutest Valentine cupcake liners.  I knew that I'd be able to figure out something cute to do with them.  I came up with the idea to make a checkerboard pattern and put the cupcake liners in each block.  I ended up changing my plan after I got the first color of cupcake liner glued on.  I painted things in the alternating blocks instead of putting the opposite color of liners in them.
 I started by measuring out the length and width of the blocks and using a ruler to draw the lines.
Then I painted every other block pink and the alternating blocks red. Let the paint dry.
Then, I flattened out the cupcake liners.  The ones I used had two different patterns.  I ended up only using one pattern on the canvas.  After I flattened them out, I loaded them up with mod podge and centered them in the pink squares.  

I drew the words and hearts with pencil in the red squares.  Then, I painted them with white paint.  I also added white "stitches" to the pink squares.  I think it turned out pretty cute.

Do you have any cute Valentine Craft posts?  Make sure you link them up to the Valentine Craft Linky!  It's open until February 14th.

If you liked this Valentine Craft, you might also like these!
Pretty up a Plain Ol' Candle Jar
Valentine Yarn Wreath

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