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Create a stencil for Valentine's day

Updated on November 4, 2013

How to make a re-usable stencil for painting Valentine's Day designs.

1. Create a heart design for your stencil and transfer it on the sheet of foam or plastic.

2. With the scissors, cut out the shapes in your drawing.

3. Place a sheet of paper under the stencil. Use a stencil brush with only a small amount of paint to prevent smudging. Apply the paint in the selected area of the stencil going up and down in a vertical motion. Avoid lateral movements to prevent the paint from running under the edge of the stencil. You can use different colours.

4. When you have finished painting, remove the stencil and reveal the painting. You can always make corrections with cotton swabs.

5. This is the final result.

You can use any design you wish. If you want a copy of the design I used, you can get it for free at http://animaplates.com/v/stencil

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    • kidscrafts profile imageAUTHOR

      kidscrafts 

      4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit and kind comment, DreamOn! We have to wait another year for the next official Valentine's Day... but what is important is to celebrate life every single day :-)

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      DREAM ON 

      4 years ago

      Valentine's Day has arrived and now it is gone but your hearts are here to stay.Hope you had a wonderful day . It is so nice to see so many creative ideas with so many beautiful things.

    • kidscrafts profile imageAUTHOR

      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you for your visit KoffeeKlatchGals! Thank you also for your positive comments! I really appreciate it :-)

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What great stencils, and easy to do. I've said it before, I'll say it again, you are super creative. Up, useful, and interesting.

    • kidscrafts profile imageAUTHOR

      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Thank you Dream-On. It's true, you can never have enough heart... and you don't need to wait for Valentine's Day to draw or paint them :-)

      I heard of Etsy but I also heard of artists who used their services and had bad experiences. I put some of my projects on Teachers Pay Teachers. I have also my own website where I present different projects. I do it in two languages.

      Have a great day yourself!

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      DREAM ON 

      5 years ago

      I can't wait till Valentines Day. We are making hearts for our home today.They look so nice.You can never have enough heart.Love your hub.Keep them going.My wife found a site you might like called Etsy.A website where you can sell your homemade products.You might want to do another creative hub on it.Have a great day.

    • kidscrafts profile imageAUTHOR

      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      May be :-)

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 

      5 years ago from Philippine

      oh oh, I shall look forward for that! Is that can be a cause for tear in the eyes of my girl for such happiness?

    • kidscrafts profile imageAUTHOR

      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      There is always next year :-)

      If it can comfort you I have another project for Valentine's Day that I didn't had time to put on Hubpages myself.... I will have to do it on time for next year!

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      John Paolo B.Magdaluyo 

      5 years ago from Philippine

      This is really cute! Sad I didn't saw this before valentines day. Very creative!

    • kidscrafts profile imageAUTHOR

      kidscrafts 

      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Whit this project I was also trying to explained that you could use this technique for any kind of project. Thanks for your visit and kind comments!

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      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      You have such creative ideas for Valentines Day and so well figured out.

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      AnnieAvenue17 

      6 years ago from Vermont

      i really liked this idea!

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