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Textured Heart Decor

Spread the love all year long. Textured Heart Decor from Tiffany Windsor goes great with any set up and makes a great gift. You'll love this fantastic home craft tutorial.

Textured Heart Decor


  • Paper (for pattern)
  • Marking pen
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Canvas (finished example is 4" x 4")
  • Plain plastic for stencil (I used shrink plastic)
  • Texture paste
  • Palette knife
  • Stencil paint creme (I used pink, purple, yellow, copper)
  • Stencil brushes (I use one brush for each color)
  • Background design stencil
  • Wet wipes
  • Paper towels


  1. Fold paper in half and draw heart.

    Textured Heart Decor
  2. Cut heart pattern from paper.

    Textured Heart Decor
  3. Place on canvas to determine if right shape and size. Cut down to size if needed.

    Textured Heart Decor
  4. Trace pattern on to shrink plastic or stencil plastic.

    Textured Heart Decor
  5. Cut inside heart pattern. I like to use a craft knife to start my cut and then finish with scissors.

    Textured Heart Decor
  6. Remember that you are cutting the inside of the cut from the plastic. This will create a stencil. Be sure that you leave plenty of stencil plastic around the outside of your heart. This will help to keep the extra paste off your canvas.

    Textured Heart Decor
  7. Place stencil on canvas. For the next step, I just hold the stencil in place but if you like, you can also add double stick tape to the back of the stencil to help hold it in place on the canvas while you apply your texture paste.

    Textured Heart Decor
  8. Squeeze a generous amount of texture paste on canvas.

    Textured Heart Decor
  9. Use your palette knife to spread around.

    Textured Heart Decor
  10. Keep hold of your stencil so it does not move around the canvas while you continue to move your paste with the palette knife.

    Textured Heart Decor
  11. Carefully lift the stencil straight up to reveal the textured heart pattern. Set aside to dry overnight.

    Textured Heart Decor
  12. Load stencil paint creme onto stencil brushes. I like to have my brushes pre-loaded with color before I start painting my project.

    Textured Heart Decor
  13. Re-align stencil pattern back over dried texture paste.

    Textured Heart Decor
  14. Apply stencil paint creme with stencil brush in a swirling motion in desired areas changing to new colors and blending the paint as you go.

    Textured Heart Decor
  15. Remove stencil.

    Textured Heart Decor
  16. Apply background color to canvas (I used copper in my example. It may take two coats of this color to get a rich copper color. Be sure to color the dimensional sides of the heart.

    Textured Heart Decor
  17. Let project set overnight. Stencil on background pattern with yellow paint creme. Let dry (this may take several days before paint is dry to the touch.

    Textured Heart Decor


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