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How to make a heart on canvas

STAFF WRITER

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.

Materials

• 16-by-20-inch canvas

• Ruler

• Pencil

• Painters tape

• Black spray paint

• 14-inch-square piece of cardboard

• Red buttons in various shades and sizes

• Glue

• Black marker

• Sawtooth hanger set

• Hammer

Directions

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.

Contact the writer: dsmaldino@scng.com or on Instagram @dennylou

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