Are you thinking of Valentine’s Day yet? Do you do any decorating? I have a fun little project to share if you want to add a little love to your home. ❤️
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You’ll need some 2-inch unfinished wood blocks (I found mine here), some white paint (I used this paint), 1.5 inch letter stencils (these are similar), and a 1.5 to 1.75 inch heart stamp or stencil. My heart stamp is no longer available, but this set has some images that would be cute. I have black paint in the picture but I ended up not using it – I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink instead.
Paint your blocks with 2 coats of white paint using a foam brush, letting them dry between coats. Using the Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a small sponge dauber, stencil “L”,”V”, and “E” onto 3 of the blocks. I taped the edges of the stencil to the block to help hold it steady while I dabbed the ink on.
I used red ink similar to this to stamp my heart on the last block. The red ink turned out more pink than red, but I like the softness of it. Of course you can stamp with pink or any other color ink. 🙂
Then using a stiff bristle brush, lightly dry brush the edges of the blocks with black ink. I like to take a chip brush and trim the bristles down so the brush is stiff, then use that to dry brush.
You can stack them like the picture below…
Or spell the word LOVE like this…
There are lots of different stencil fonts to choose from – or if you’re more talented than me, you can paint everything freehand. 😉