Smoothfoam is a great surface for so many techniques, and one that is super fun is stenciling with crackle paste! With Valentine’s Day coming up, hearts are in season, but who said they have to be pink and red? I decided to show my love with a little purple and mint green hanging heart decoration.
Smoothfoam flat heart – 3″ or 6″
Craft paints – purple, mint
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste
Washi tape, ribbon
Tropical Punch beads and long headpin
Short straight pins
Glue, paintbrush, wedge sponge, palette knife
Paint the top and sides of the heart purple, let dry. Mix a dab of mint paint into a heaping teaspoon of crackle paste to tint.
Anchor the stencil on top of the heart with a few pins and make sure it’s completely flat.
Spread the paste smoothly across the stencil with the palette knife.
Carefully remove the pins and stencil and scrape excess paste off the edges of the heart. Let dry for at least a couple of hours.
Use a paint marker to color in desired areas of the stencil design. Embellish with a few gems.
Place beads on the head pin and push into the top of the heart as shown.
Press a long strip of washi tape all around the top edge of the heart to give it a more finished look.
To hang, glue a ribbon loop to the back of the heart and secure with pins.