The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Valentine's Day Painting & Free Printables

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Valentine's Day Painting & Free Printables

Here's a fun painting project for Valentine's Day!
Lydia Grace painted her own version to give to her Mimi.  Want to paint your own?

canvas, cardboard, or wood (We used cardboard.)
acrylic paint
stickers (letters and shapes)
sponge brush
Washi or painter's tape
Mod Podge

1. Apply letter stickers to the canvas to spell out a message.  (Since I was doing this for Valentine's Day, I spelled, "Hello Valentine."  Lydia Grace used letter stickers to spell out her name.)
2. Place shape stickers on your canvas in the desired locations.  (I used hearts and L.G. used circles.)
3. Paint over the stickers with your acrylic paint and sponge brush while ensuring that the stickers stay in place.
4. Continue painting the rest of your canvas.

5. Allow the canvas to dry.  Gently pull off all of the stickers to reveal the unpainted portions below.
6. If you would like to add extra designs to your canvas, simply block off portions with Washi or painter's tape.  Paint between the tape.
7. Carefully pull off your tape and allow the paint to dry.  Finish it off with a coat of Mod Podge.
8. Display and enjoy!

Lydia Grace working on her painting...

Printable Alternative:
If you would like a simpler version, here are two printables you can use.  Simply print one off, frame it, and place it somewhere that needs a little love.

Happy crafting!


  1. These are nice, I love that the kids can be involved!! I'm visiting from Katherine's Corner. I'm following along on Pinterest and Bloglovin' now. :)

    1. It's a pleasure to have you following now. My kids get involved in a lot of my projects. They make it more fun!

  2. A great project for everybody to get involved in! Just to let you know as well that is has been featured over on my It's Friday We're In Love round up


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