Monday, April 23

DIY Heart Art

I recently cruised thru the paint chips at Home Depot only to be inspired by the gradient colors all lined up nicely. I picked up several sample cards and with an idea.  I purchase a 12x12 wrapped canvas at the art store and painted it white with a slight undertone of pink.  You cannot really tell there is any pink in the background at all but I didn't want stark white.
I punched out hearts in several shades of pink and lined them up in rows.  I originally thought of just rows of gradient colors but liked the idea of working with hearts. 


I decided after punching several colors out I should write down the names I chose in the off chance I would need to either know this or duplicate the process for someone!  This would be cute in a nursery.  I think I may be making a blue one for someone soon!!

There were so many shades of pink it was difficult to choose.  

I played around with my colors to get them to line up the way I wanted and did a few sample layouts. Once I was pleased with the ombre' effect I placed one of these doo dads on the back of each heart to give it dimension.  





Love it!


Right now I have mine sitting in an easel on the corner of my desk!  SO cute!  Have you made anything with paint chips?
All photos by Lisa


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6 comments:

  1. What a cute, easy, and inexpensive idea! I love it! Just found your blog through twitter. I'm your newest follower! I hope you will stop by and say hello sometime. You can find me at www.SocialSara.net
    I look forward to following you!
    Cheers,
    Sara
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    1. Thanks Sara. Glad you like it! It was super easy to do!

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  2. This is so pretty, I love how it turned out! I might have to try this!

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