Metal Stamped Heart Valentines Day Craft

Metal Stamped Heart Valentines Day Craft

Although this is one of the best Valentine's craft ideas, you can make it any time of year. Show someone you care with a Metal Stamped Heart Valentines Day Craft. Now you can turn plain steel hearts from the dollar bin into stunning mixed media creations in a few simple steps! You won't believe how easy it is to create this project and will want to give a personalized heart to everyone you love. Valentine's Day craft ideas should be personal and fun. Add a message that really resonates and makes a statement so the recipient will always remember who gave it to them. Don't be intimidated by this project - metal stamping is so easy to complete.

Primary TechniqueMixed Media

Difficulty LevelEasy

Materials:

  • Set of 3 Galvanized Steel 6″x4.5″ Hearts from Target Dollar Bin
  • Copper Sheet 20 Gauge
  • Martha Stewart for Plaid Multi-Surface Paints in: Blue Calico , Pea Shoot , Blue Sky , Poodle Skirt , Beetle Black
  • FolkArt Home Decor Wax Sealer-Clear from Plaid Enterprises
  • Jute Craft Baker’s Twine Cording
  • Pink and White Baker’s Twine
  • 2 6mm Jump Rings Silver Plate
  • Uppercase 3/8″ Metal Stamps
  • Lowercase 1/4″ Metal Stamps
  • Metal Hole Punch Pliers for Sheet Metal
  • ImpressArt Steel Block
  • ImpressArt Brass Stamping Hammer
  • Folkart Home Decor Sanding Foam Block
  • Martha Stewart Brushes, Detailing, Set of 5
  • Martha Stewart Foam Pouncer
  • Metal Stylus or other metal tool for scratching into paint
  • Cotton Swab
  • Paper Towel

Instructions

  1. Brave Heart Metal Stamped Valentien Heart: Remove red ribbon from heart. Use sanding block to roughen up surface of heart. This will help the paint adhere better. Use metal stamps to stamp BRAVE in center of heart. You really, really have to hit these hard to get them this deep. Start with the A in the center and then stamp out from there. Flip heart over to flatten stamped areas after stamping if indentations are too deep. Apply black paint with a cotton swab. Wipe off with a paper towel. Squeeze out a little bit of the pink, green and blue paints. Apply a small amount of each color to one section of your paint pouncer (keep them separate so they dont get muddy.) Use paint pouncer to dab paint across surface of heart, twist and turn it so you get a nice blend. Use a paper towel to blend it further. Once paint has dried, seal with a coat of wax. Add jute twine so you can hang your creation.

  2. Wild Heart Metal Stamped Valentine Heart: Remove red ribbon from heart. Use sanding block to roughen surface of heart. Stamp wild heart. on heart. This is more of a free form stamping, no need for perfect alignment. Alter the stamp placement as shown. Use the awl to add small stamped dots around edge of heart. Apply black paint to stamped letters using a cotton swab. Wipe off with a paper towel. Paint the edge of heart with darker blue. Allow the paint to dry. Use small paint brushes to add half dots along edge of heart as shown. Add jute twine so you can hang your creation.

  3. Sweet Heart Metal Stamped Valentine Heart: Remove red ribbon from heart. Roughen surface of heart with sanding block. Use paint brush to apply 1 blue circles to heart in a pattern. Apply pink paint in a ring around blue hearts. Apply smaller green dots in varied placement on blue circles. Add green leaves using edge of brush. Once paint has dried, use a stylus to scratch into paint as shown. This adds a little movement and dimension. Cut a small piece of copper sheet using shears. Stamp sweet into metal. Apply black paint with cotton swab, wipe off with paper towel. Use hole punch to add a hole to the top left and right corner of stamped blank. Attach jump rings. Cut some twine and attach to jump rings as shown. Dab a little glue on the knots to secure them. Add jute twine so you can hang your creation.

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