>> Tuesday, January 10, 2012
While looking at Pinterest at this project, I thought I would put my own little spin on and make a canvas using masking. I used a small 6x6 canvas and covered it with small 1x1 inch squares from the Lily Bee Head Over Heels 6x6 Paper Pad.
After I mod-podged them down using glitter mod-podge, I used my Cricut to cut out a large heart. Using removable Glue Dots, I attached it to the canvas and painted over the front with white paint. You can faintly see the squares under the white paint. A really light coat, even slightly watered down, is what I would suggest.
This is what you see when you pull off the heart. I also used bubble wrap and black ink to distress the corners a bit. I did that while the heart mask was still on the canvas.
I didn't like the white edges of the canvas so I used decorative tape (two layers deep) to finish the edges.
I also didn't like that the heart wasn't well-defined, so I put the heart back on and and used a thin black sharpie to outline it. I also doodled a bit on parts of the heart. Finally I added the words and the sticker to finish it off. I mod-podged a few more times to set everything.
From the side
A little close-up action
Lily Bee Head Over Heels 6x6 paper
Lily Bee Head Over Heels Cardstock Stickers
Lily Bee Head ABC Cardstock Stickers