Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Valentine Creations

More and more I am loving home-made decorations. In our home, every holiday and celebration is a chance to put up decorations and I love to personalize & create some of ours.

For Valentines Day, I got busy painting.  Pretty much anything can be painted and I went to town with my acrylics.  Here is my dining room table centrepiece:

The vase was initially clear and had been sitting in my studio for months as I had planned on using it for a different project but didn't. I painted it with crimson acrylic paint and used my fingers, giving it a bit of a streaked look. I also painted two white candles that I had in my bathroom.

I have the beginnings of a nature collection forming in my studio and all parts of it are available for painting or altering.  I painted the dried rose crimson red, I painted the sticks white and pink and I even painted the reeds.

I had a lot of fun decorating the rocks, using markers as well as acrylic paint, and then coating them with a sealant.  

And tucked in behind is a heart, made on pink & red construction paper that I doodled on.

Lastly, I added four store bought white hearts that I've had for years, as well as some glass balls.

Look around your home and see what you can use to personalize your decorations.  A little bit of paint can go a long way!



  1. These look fantastic. I love the construction paper heart the best. Who knew that paper could look so awesome? You are so talented.

  2. I think I love the painted stones the best.... I couldn't imagine getting them to look as cool if I tried it... guess I will go back to my embroidery threads and needles! :)