Can you believe Valentine's day is just around the corner? yeah!
I'v been adding bits of pink and LOTS of hearts around the house...
And the biggest heart I've ever created - this project!
I was in the garage re-organizing things when all these pieces of molding appeared.
Chair rail... All those leftover pieces we hate to throw away.
Ha, and just like this, placing them in an "intertwine" kind of way, the heart shape took form.
After having them flat on the floor and organized, I tried to draw a heart, but no matter what, one side was always bigger than the other. :/ So, I went inside and on a big folded piece of wrapping paper, I drew the heart and cut it out. Phfff Much better!
After tracing the pattern on the moldings, each piece was cut following the line using the BladeRunner (affiliate link), you can also use a jig saw.
One by one, the heart shape began to come out.
All the pieces of molding were then painted with acrylic paints. The first layer was done with bold colors.
Once dry, Elmer's glue was applied. A heavy coat was applied on all the boards.
When the glue turned tacky to the touch, the final coat was applied, without double brushing.
As the glue and paint kept on drying, the crackled finish began to appeared.
A close up of how they look.
I love it! Some boards got the effect better than others, the brown/red was the one with the least, but over all they all turned out OK.
I didn't have a big, thin wooden board to attach them to. Instead, I used one of those heavy foam posters, cutting a smaller heart shape on it. The moldings were attached with hot glue.
Once done you can ask; Wood you be my Valentine?!
Check how it looks adorning my mantel right HERE.
Hope to see you then!
Here are some more V-day art ideas you might like.