Painted Heart Bookmarks
We have been pour painting fanatics lately in our home… and while sometimes we catch our paint onto a canvas, that isn’t always possible. We decided we needed a creative painting idea to solve the problem of using the extra paint. Whether you are starting from scratch or cleaning up some unused paint you will be amazed at how beautiful and unique these press paint projects are. It’s a fun way to paint that even the youngest artists can enjoy!
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Supplies for wooden heart art:
- Wooden Heart Bookmarks.
- Acrylic Paint.
- White Glue.
- Craft Sticks.
- Parchment Paper.
How to create these fun non-candy Valentine’s Day gifts
Check out these simple step by step instructions for creating our painted heart bookmarks. Then watch it all in action in the video below.
In our pictures, we are cleaning up after a fun pour painted love sign project. But, as I mentioned above you can easily start from scratch with this project like we did with our press painted snowflakes that you can see here! We use the same DIY thickening agent in our paints to help stretch the paint a bit farther and to help keep the colors blending together too much. Make your thickening agent with 2 parts glue to 1 part water, then mix the glue mixture with your paint in a 1 to 1 ratio. Using a craft stick drizzle, drip, or smear some paint down on a piece of parchment paper. Use all the different colors and try to spread them close together.
Related Project: Press Painted Flowers
If you are working with a very young child you might want to trace a box a bit larger than your bookmark to give them a place to aim. Then take your heart bookmarks and press them into the paint! Use a toothpick to help pick it back up. You can press the bookmark as many times as you want until you love the finished look.
See this fun art project from start to finish in this quick video!
Place them on a fresh piece of parchment paper to dry. Do not let them dry in the paint. They will stick! Once dry you can add a card with some ribbon or tape. These painted heart bookmarks make a great non-candy Valentines to pass out to friends & family!