How to make a heart on canvas
Create art just for you and your sweetheart by placing buttons on canvas to say, ‘I love you,’ on Valentine’s Day or any day of the year.
• 16-by-20-inch canvas
• Painters tape
• Black spray paint
• 14-inch-square piece of cardboard
• Red buttons in various shades and sizes
• Black marker
• Sawtooth hanger set
Step 1: Create stripes by using the ruler and pencil to divide the canvas from top to bottom into eight 2 1/2-inch-deep sections. Use painters tape to mask every other section (those will be the white stripes).
Step 2: Spray paint the unmasked sections of canvas with light and even coats. Let dry, then remove the painters tape.
Step 3: Fold cardboard in half and draw a 7-inch half-heart along the folded edge. Cut heart out and place it on the canvas. Lightly trace the outline with the pencil.
Step 4: Glue the buttons inside the heart until the shape is filled in. Pay close attention to your edges. Let dry.
Step 5: With a marker, write your and your sweetheart’s name or any special message. You may want to practice on paper before writing on the canvas.
Step 6: Attach the sawtooth hanger to the back of the canvas, using the hammer.
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