DIY A Gradient Heart Print for Valentine’s Day

DIY a Gradient Heart Print for your Valentine's Day decor!

This simple and modern gradient heart print adds a stylish and sophisticated look to your Valentine's Day decor! Make this print to swap into a frame you already have up on the wall or place in a new one to put on a shelf or use in a vignette. A simple yet fun way to decorate for this sweet holiday.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

What You'll Need:

  • 2 colors of craft paint (light and dark pink)
  • 8″ x 10″ frame
  • White construction paper
  • Colorful scrap paper
  • Pallet
  • Paint brush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Straight edge with measure

Instructions

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 1: Cut your white construction paper down to 8″ x 10″.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 2: Using your colorful scrap paper, cut two 4″ x 4″ squares.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 3: Fold the scrap paper squares in half and cut a half heart shape. Unfold to open up a heart. Make sure that both hearts are the same size.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 4: Use a ruler and map out 4 equal quadrants of the paper. Configure hearts in each quadrant and trace around them very lightly with a pencil.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 5: Pour each of your pink paints onto opposite sides of the pallet. Paint the lightest heart in first.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 6: Slowly mix in the darker pink paint into the light pink (a 2:1 light to dark ratio). Fill in the next heart with the second lightest color.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 7: Next mix light pink into the dark pink in a 1:2 ratio light to dark. Fill in the third heart.

DIY Gradient Heart Print

Step 8: Lastly fill in the last heart with the darkest pink. Let dry and place in your frame to display!

DIY Gradient Heart Print

DIY Gradient Heart Print

DIY Gradient Heart Print

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