Rustic Heart Memo Board
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You can never be too organized so tuck this mini memo board into those smaller spaces just begging for order: craft area laundry room kitchen wall.
Completion time – 2 hours
Designer – Kathleen George
STYROFOAM Brand Foam
- Acrylic paints: red iron oxide; dark green; antiqu
- Painter's canvas, primed or unprimed, 1/2 yd.
- Gesso (if using unprimed canvas)
- Pressure-sensitive copper foil tape
- Sheer gold metallic ribbon
- Brass brads, four
- Serrated knife
- Candle stub or paraffin
- Measuring tape
- Paintbrushes: medium flat; stiff round
- Natural sponge
- Disposable palette
- Water basin
- Paper towels
- Heavy-duty work gloves
- Straight pins
- Low-temp glue gun and glue sticks
- Thick, white craft glue
- 1. Wax serrated knife with candle stub or paraffin. Refer to
diagram to cut heart from foam sheet.
- 2. Trace foam heart onto one side of painter's canvas; cut
out. Use craft glue to glue canvas heart to front of foam heart.
- 3. Measure perimeter of heart. Cut a 1"-wide strip of canvas
to cover heart edges. Glue canvas to foam. Pin canvas to
secure; let dry. Remove pins.
- 4. If canvas is unprimed, follow manufacturer's directions to
apply one or two generous coats of gesso to canvas, letting
dry between coats. Ignore imperfections on surface; they will
add to rustic quality of painted finish. Let dry.
- 5. Paint heart front and edges red iron oxide. Use slightly
damp sponge to pounce dark green areas onto heart; repeat with
antique gold. Rinse sponge well; use sponge to soften hard
edges where colors overlap.
- 6. Reapply red iron oxide over areas that appear uneven and
re-blend. Continue until pleased with effect. Let dry.
- 7. Put on gloves. Press copper foil tape over top of joint
between top and sides of heart, pressing half of strip onto
front and remainder onto sides.
- 8. Glue brads into front of memo board as shown. Cut 14"
length from ribbon. Leaving center loop for hanger, tie ribbon
into bow. Hot glue hanger to top of heart.