Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tutorial: Grain Sack Striped Heart


On Monday I found a wooden heart in the thrift store. Decided it could be useful and brought it home to make something. This morning grain stripes came to mind. I love grain stripes (here, here, here ,here, here) so...




I taped the wooden heart first with a narrow and two narrow tapes, Painters Green Thin Tape and Yellow Frog Tape to make a faux grain stripe. I wanted that area to stay natural.


Because I was using unpainted wood I used a foam brush to put a thin coat of Zinsser Cover Stain (oil based) over the back and front of the wooden heart and the knob.




The red paint needed 4 coats to show a clear red. Removed the Frog Tape. Used ASCP Soft Wax as the finish. Polished.



Added the knob and a back hook.

Made a few vignettes with pinks and reds.



Added a favourite necklace with blue stones.




After I added the hook to the back I hung the valentine on the bulletin board and added two vintage necklaces. My original thought was that this valentine with a knob would be for displaying necklaces.





Supplies:

Thrifted Wooden Heart
Wooden Knob and Screw
Zinsser Cover Stain (white) and foam brush
Red paint - Excelsior Breeze Latex and synthetic paint brush
Frog tape (2 widths)
ASCP Clear Wax and waxing brush
Goo Gone, paper towel



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20 comments:

  1. That is so adorable and your Geisha girl is wonderful.

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  2. Joy, this is really cute. I love the stripes!

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  3. cute, cute, cute. You come up with some of the cutest ideas. Does your mind go 24 hours a day? LOL

    Judy

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  4. My dear Joy, I am in love with this heart! What a cute and fun idea :) Thanks for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

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  5. Your wooden heart is love-ly. I didn't know FrogTape also comes in a very narrow width. It's not on their web site. Where did you buy it?

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    1. I checked my thin tape - it is Painters Green. I did correct that on my posts. Thanks for alerting me.
      Joy

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  6. Really like you wooden grain sack heart. I've heard about Frog tape a lot but have never used it! The Geisha Girl is adorable next to the heart!

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  7. I like your wooden heart. It is so fun to find a quick project like that .
    My eye caught that chintz cup beside your heart

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  8. That really turned out cute!

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  9. I love grain sack also Joy. Turned out super cute!! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Your grain sack heart is so sweet. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I'm a new follower! :-)

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  11. Very cute! Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters LInky Party this week!

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  12. This heart is adorable, Joy! What a great idea to add the grain sack stripes!

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  13. Absolutely precious! I love the grain sack stripes!!! Thanks so much for linking to Shabbilicious Friday! ox

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  14. It turned out so cute! And it has such a practical use too!

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  15. Super cute, great idea!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  16. oh that's really neat--I love the way it came out-do you like Annie Sloan paints? a friend of mine did her table with them and WOW it was gorgeous.

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  17. Such a cute idea! Thank you so much for sharing with our Tips & Tricks link party! Pinned!

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Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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