Sign up for a colorful Valentine's Day with a wall accent made with Americana® Acrylics.
- water container
- palette or plastic plate
- paper towels
- 2" flat brush
- 3/4" flat brush
- #5 round brush
- wood glue
- steel wool
- assorted scrapbook paper
- matching ribbon
- E6000 Glue
- scrap wood
- push pin
- wood boards
Let dry completely between painting steps.
- To get the aged effect underneath the wood, if it's not already aged, pour a cup of vinegar in a bowl with steel wool and leave overnight. Apply the liquid to the wood the next day with a 3/4" flat brush, and it will naturally age. Attach the two pieces of wood together at both ends with scrap wood. Use screws or nails to put it together.
- White-wash the front and sides of the weathered boards in Snow White. (This does not have to have complete coverage.) Let dry.
- Once the paint has completely dried, use sandpaper to rough up the paint and give it a distressed look. (Sand as much as you want for the desired look. )
- Using a Word document, print the letters LVE in font Arial, size 700. Cut out the letters and line them up on the piece of wood where you want them to go.
- Trace around the letters lightly with a pencil. (The lighter you go, the easier it is to cover the pencil with paint, but don't go so light that the letters aren't visible.)
- Use a 3/4" flat brush to fill in the outlined letters with Razzle Berry, Baby Pink, and Peony Pink as desired.
- Attach the wreath to the board using a glue gun or E6000 Glue. Carefully erase any left-over pencil marks, making sure not to take off the paint. The project can be sealed using DuraClear Matte Varnish.
- To create the bunting, cut triangle shapes from assorted scrapbook paper. (The pink triangles shown are plain paper with hearts cut from glitter paper.) Attach them to Valentine-themed ribbon with a glue gun. Use push pins to hang.