Valentine’s Day Art

So I wanted to get a jump on Valentine’s Day decorations… I usually don’t decorate for it, but after taking down the Christmas decorations the house just felt a little naked…. This project was so fun and easy to do! And if you haven’t heard of Wordle you really should go check it out, *** WARNING *** Highly Addictive (and FREE)!

Valentine’s Day Art

The supplies I used were: thick printer paper, burlap fabric, wood frame, mat board & red chalk paint, cost about $17.

I designed my artwork in Wordle and printed it out on the thick printer paper, making sure that the printer settings were set to enlarge the image to fit the page. I had purchased a barn wood frame from Hobby Lobby, making sure to use my phone at the register to show the 40% off weekly coupon, and painted it using ASCP in Scandinavian Red. I didn’t try to completely cover all of the wood with the paint, but just applied it roughly. Also, because I wanted the rough texture of the frame to be maintained I didn’t apply a wax topcoat. I cut the mat board to fit the frame and attached the burlap fabric with an adjustable spray adhesive. I did consider cutting an opening in the mat to allow the art to be mounted to the back, but that was just more difficult than I wanted this project to be! So I just attached my “artwork” to the burlap with glue dots and I was done. I am very pleased with how this turned out… a plus is that it was so quick and easy!

Art on Mantle

What do you think? Have you tried Wordle before?

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Posted on January 15, 2012, in Decorations and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Love Wordie! I can see that is going to be my new time vacuum! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is a cute project! Coming from Tip Me Tuesday.

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