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Valentine's Day Window Paintings
Window Paintings For Valentine's Day?
Are you the type of person who goes all out for Valentine's Day? A personalized window painting would be a great addition to your Valentine's Day festivities! Paint a cute design with a greeting tailor made for your sweetie.
Holiday window paintings aren't just for Christmas. Window paintings can be applied to any occasion. Valentine's Day has many cute images to use for window painting designs.
Included in this lens are templates for the teddy bear basic design and a template for a painted, woven basket to help you get started. The basket weave is also described for your use. Although the basket is decorated for Valentine's Day here it may also be used as a nifty Easter Basket design and filled with chicks, eggs, and spring flowers. Print the the templates for use as a guide for designing your teddy bear and basket ideas!
These unique art paintings are just large greeting cards. What better way to express your feelings on Valentine's Day than a personalized hand painted or drawn greeting? You can use these tips to do a Valentine's Day card on paper, too.
Before Painting Any Window
Make sure you have permission to paint so you don't get accused of being a stalker...
Oh, and wash the windows first!
Have Fun :)
Valentine's Day Window Painting - Teddy Bears & Gift Baskets
This is such an old picture but I wanted you to see the whole design!
To learn how to paint images like these see the lens, So, you want to paint holiday windows? right here on Squidoo!
This Valentine's Day window painting theme was painted on a pizza parlor window back in 1989. The combined images of bears and baskets with flowers and hearts were really fun to do. I started with the basket shapes and then filled them in using brown paint. The stuttered basket weave texture is just a paint stroke with an alternating pattern. These are very fun to do.
The bears and the baskets both started with a series of circles.
Teddy Bear Template - For Painting On Windows
This teddy bear circle template will give you an idea of how to lay out a bear shape for painting on a window. Large circles are the main part of the body and head. The arms and legs are just smaller circles and you may decorate the interior and the face any way you like. If you are ok with doing a face on your own, just add a smile under the small circle on the face. On the top middle paint a small oval and fill it in for the nose. Use two large black circles to do the eyes or just do eye lashes with the eyes closed. The paws can be done with additional circles. Fill in the lighter colors first when you paint your bear in. This pattern may be used for teddy or panda bear designs.
To change the position of the bear simply move the circles around and draw lines between the circles where you want the arms and legs. The teddy bears below will give you an idea of how to position your bears.
Honey Love has one of the sweetest faces. This is definitely a bear I would love to have pose for a painting!
Plush Teddy Bears - On Amazon
Teddy Bears make great gifts whether painted or in stuffed, plush little companions. The cute bears below would make great paintings, but alas the paintings on windows are temporary.
*Sigh - Sniff - Frown*
Add one of these adorable Teddy Bears to your painted greeting card and your sweetheart will have a keepsake to remember the window greeting!
Panda Bear & Doves Valentine's Day Window
For Valentine's Day Gifts
Teddy bears aren't the only cute, cuddly bears for painting or gifting on Valentine's Day.
Panda bears make wonderful gifts and images, too!
These sassy little black and white bears are adorable!
Use the template for the bear to do this sweet panda by extending the circles where the paws are away from the body a bit. By raising the hand paws to above the bears head, you have the balloon paw. Adding details as you see fit for your panda design. Details only have to be basic on a window painted character. It is basically a cartoon image and a simple color fill. The panda bears below show some good ideas on what details you might want to use.
Give your sweetheart a giant panda so they can still get your hug when you aren't there! Great conversation piece or decoration for a bedroom or play area in a child's room.
Panda Bear Plush Toys - On Amazon
These rascally Panda Bears are fun toys and great cuddly gifts. If you have a special someone that is fond of animals this is sure to be wonderfully received. I love the stark black and white color of a Panda's fur coat. These fuzzy creatures will definitely melt your gift recipient's heart!
Painted Basket Diagram Template - For Valentine's Or Easter Holiday
A basket painting starts out with two oval shaped circles and a few lines. In alternating paint strokes across vertical lines the basket weave is created. This basket is a great decoration image for Valentine's day and Easter, too. Adjust the height of the basket by making the bed of the basket longer. This template is a basic guide. I left in the complete outline of the two circles so you could see how to apply them when you draw them out. Stripe the sides of the basket joined at the bottom and alternate the weave horizontally throughout the body of the basket.
The basket painted above features flowers and heart decorations. For use as an Easter Basket, drop a few eggs in painted and decorated in pastel colors. Fit a few tulips in and maybe a bunny or a couple of cutie duckies or chicks. Don't forget the green grass!
Fill it in with your imaginative choices!
Basket Weave Pattern
For Completing The Basket Painted Look
The painted basket is woven just like a real basket would be. Using the vertical lines drawn from the basket bed alternate paint strokes over and under the lines. As you fill in the basket your field will grow smaller. Add small strokes on the sides of the basket to continue the design until you have filled it in completely. A simple dash on the edges where the lines run out is ok. It will give it a finished look.
Wavey Strokes Basket Edges - Holiday Basket - Valentine's Day Or Easter
For the handle and the top edge of the basket body, use an "S" line like you would for cake decorating. The "S" shaped wave makes a great finishing edge. (sorry this pic isn't very clear but you get the basic idea) What you can see here is the base of the basket is painted in a darker tone than the woven section. Doing a dark layer first helps a lighter color jump out from the basket design.
For use as an Easter Basket decoration paint it in white or a pastel color. Things that represent spring can be used to fill the interior. Peeps marshmallow candy in pink, orange, or yellow could be placed inside with flowers, grass, and eggs. Baskets are fun to paint for Thanksgiving, too! They can be placed in a window space that needs a large image but no lettering or focal point and filled with Fall veggies, squash, and grain stalks.
Close Up Images Of The Basket Paint Strokes
Simple Basket Painting
Basket Weave Stroke
S Paint Stroke For Finishing Handle And Edges Of Basket
Wavy Paint Stroke For Edge Finishing
Valentine's Day Window Painting Supplies - Paintbrushes & Tempera Paints
Valentine's Day images are predominantly reds, pinks, black, and white. The supplies you will need for this project are listed below. I prefer tempera paint as they are easy to use and they dry fast. They are non-toxic and clean up is super easy! A few paint brushes and a stabilo pencil will have you painting your greeting quickly!
Valentine's Day Gift Basket
What would you put in a Valentine's Day Gift Basket?
Valentine's Day Skunk Painting
This Guy Is A Little Stinker!
The skunk in this Valentine's Day painting is designed similar to the teddy bear. Use a few triangles in the skunk design to accent his tail and the fur on the top of his head. The body is basically the same.
Skunks are little stinkers. But you don't have to be with the gift of a great fragrance or a cute design with a skunk in it!
Thank you for checking out Valentine's Day Gifts and Window Paintings!