Wednesday, September 23, 2015

American Crafts | Watercolor Wall Art

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It's Watercolors Week on the American Crafts Blog and I created a custom wall decor piece, using a set of watercolor paints along with some of my American Crafts products.  This is a quick and easy project and can be customized for any room in your home!

How to:

1.  Grab a 12x12 piece of American Crafts White cardstock and a set of watercolors.  You could also use watercolor paper, if you are worried about the watercolors causing wrinkling on your paper.

2.  Before adding the watercolors to your background paper, use the Silhouette Cameo sketch pens to draw a large heart on your cardstock or watercolor paper.  If you don't have a Cameo, you can trace a printed heart shape or free hand your own heart shape.

3.  After you have the heart shape drawn, start adding the watercolors to your background.  I used a rainbow color scheme and a wide brush for the watercolors.

4.  Once the watercolor paint is dry, use a paper piercer to punch holes around the heart shape. I space the holes at around 1/4 inch.   

5.  Next choose an embroidery floss color and back stitch around the outline of the heart shape.

6.  After you have finished stitching around the edge of the heart, create a string art look, stitching from one hole to another on the heart shape.  I used 6 different embroidery floss colors to create the string art effect.

7.  Once you have finished the string art stitching, use a mix of Thickers and embellishments from Dear Lizzy and Finders Keepers to create a sentiment for your watercolor wall art!

Now you're ready to find the perfect spot in your home, for your custom wall art! 

Supplies:  Finders Keepers (340234) - Today Thickers, Finders Keepers (340243) - Printed Cardstock and Acetate Shapes with Gold Foil, Documentary (340199) - Snapshots Thickers, Documentary (340207) - Wood Buttons, Documentary (340204) - Die Cut Cardstock Shapes, Dear Lizzy (370086) - Woodland Thickers

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