I’ve been thinking “All Things Valentine” over here but wanted something a little different. Think LOTS of texture but on the neutral side. I’ve decided to make my own textured paste for this one and I think it will work perfectly for this textured Valentine heart sign!!
Textured Paste Recipe
- 1/2 Cup Corn Starch
- 1 Tablespoon White Glue
- 1 Tablespoon White Acrylic Paint
Once I mixed this up is was still a little dry, so just add a little more glue and paint until you get a smooth consistency that looks something like this.
Cover the mixture and set it aside while you prepare a surface. I’ll be using a clearance sign that I need to sand and paint.
Prepping the Surface
Sand the face of the sign and then paint with two coats of Waverly Snow White chalk paint.
Next, I’m wanting LOTS of texture on this textured Valentine heart sign so I’m adding some of the texture paste to the face of the sign too!
Allow this to dry down before adding the hearts. This will not take long.
Adding the Hearts
Now it’s time to add the hearts and I’ve decided to use a cardboard form for this part. I’m using a small strip of cardboard and tracing a Dollar Tree heart onto it three times. I’m using my craft blade for this part and it is a bit tedious, but worth it in the long run.
I found it easiest to use a tool to add the paste mixture to each heart and spread it around. When pulling the cardboard up and off the surface, the hearts may lose a little of the shape but you can easily re-shape them.
I just am so happy with how this is coming together!! The hearts need a little time to dry down and then let’s add a little bit of color!!
Finally, I’ll add some light pink paint and gold metallic paint to add some subtle color. This piece is so pretty and adds so much character to a space! I see lots more textured paste projects in my future! Let me know what you think about this one!