Google+ House Revivals: February 2017

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Anatomical Heart Valentine {Tutorial}

Here's a fun Valentine to make for the person who holds your heart.

I made this one for my husband last year.

To make your own, you will need an old book page, some painting or coloring supplies, and optional stickers, washi tapes or embellishments.

Start with a sketch of a human heart, but take a little creative license to make part of it look like a Valentine heart. You can sketch in pen or pencil -- whichever you prefer. If freehand sketching is a little scary for you, print out a heart drawing and trace it. Or tape your book page to a sheet of office paper, and run it through your printer.

Now, begin coloring the different parts of the heart, adding layers of color until you get the desired result.

You can leave it like this, adding only a sentiment.

Or you can add flowers and lettering and stickers and washi tape -- or add any kind of embellishment you want. I don't recommend running out and buying supplies. Just use what you have.

It's a little corny, but my husband liked it.

If you are tired of winter, and ready for spring, here is an easy crepe paper garland that anyone can make. String a few across your mantel to remind you that spring is near!

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Valentine Pocket Hangers and Garlands {Upcycled Mixed-Media}

A couple of years ago, I found a great deal on old LP's in a local Goodwill. They were ten cents a piece, so I grabbed a stack of albums that met one of two criteria: good album, or good cover graphics.

We keep an old stereo at the beach house, so LP's get plenty of use, but since not all the vinyl was in good shape, I was looking for album covers that could easily be re-purposed. I found a melted LP, with beach themed graphics and decided to make some Valentine pockets with it.