Heart and Arrow Plaque
Skill Level: Intermediate
Time Required: 2 days
Materials Miscellaneous Supplies continued
o 1” x 1-1/2” Antique Gold Frame Charm
o 1” x 1-1/2” Scrap of Paper
Midwest Products Co., Inc. o 1/8” wide Black Ribbon – one 4” length & one 8” length
o Balsa Economy Bag (Stock #19) o 1/4” wide Black Ribbon – two 4” lengths & two 8” lengths
o Strip Economy Bag (Stock #15) o Heat Tool o Scissors
o Super Sheets Clear PVC (Stock #702-01) o Craft Knife o Needle Tool
o Super Sheets Gold Mirror (Stock #707-01) o Self Healing Mat o Waxed Paper
o Super Sander – Fine Grit (Stock #1130) o Pencil o Newspaper
o Hobby & Craft Ruler (Stock #1125) o Paper Towels
Available through 800-247-2211; www.royalbrush.com Instructions
o #650 – 3/8 SG Golden Taklon Deerfoot Build Heart
o #700 - 1/2” SG Golden Taklon Glaze Wash o 1. Trace Heart outline from pattern, lay out on work surface
DecoArt® and place sheet of waxed paper over pattern. Select three
Available through 800-367-3047; www.decoart.com 3/8” wide strips from the Strip Economy Bag and lay out
Americana Acrylics vertically on Heart pattern. With scissors, trim each strip
o Country Red O18 o Lamp Black 071 to Heart pattern outline. Sand any rough edges with Super
o Crimson Tide 021 o Raw Sienna 093 Sander. Apply Kid’s Choice Glue to each strip. Select
o Glorious Gold DAO71 seven 5/8” wide strips from the Balsa Economy Bag and
lay out diagonally according to Heart pattern. Carefully set
o Matt Sealer/Finisher DAS13
aside to allow glue to dry.
Available through 800-865-7238, www.beaconcreates.com Build Arrow
o Kid’s Choice Glue o Liquid Laminate o 2. Select one 1/2” by 1/8” strip from the Balsa Economy Bag.
With craft knife on self healing mat cut two 2” lengths and
Inkadinkado sand any rough edges with Super Sander. Apply Kid’s
Available through www.inkadinkado.com Choice Glue to the 1/8” side of one piece and adhere both
o Dawn Hauser Pair of Wings Stamp #8367-X lengths together, let dry. Select Dowel from Strip Economy
Miscellaneous Supplies Bag and cut to a 9” length with craft knife on self healing
o Rubber Stampede Stamps by Delta Acanthus Background #3320R mat. Sand any rough edges with Super Sander. Select one
o Tsukineko StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad #SZ-000-031 3/8” wide strip from the Strip Economy Bag and cut with
o Making Memories Antique Gold Brads – 7 scissors according to pattern for six Arrow Feathers. Sand
o Making Memories Scrapbook Paper – Scroll Dark Deep Red, any rough edges with Super Sander. Using a craft knife
Heritage Collection #1225 and self healing mat, trim the Arrow Point according to the
o Design Master Spray Paint – Walnut Wood Tone #758 pattern. Refer to photo for placement. Using Kid’s Choice
o We R Memory Keepers Crop-a-Dile – 1/8” hole punch Glue adhere Arrow Point to front of Dowel and Arrow Feath-
o Crafty Secrets Stickers – Heartwarming Vintage Valentine ers to back of Dowel, carefully set aside to allow glue to dry.
Instructions continued on back
Visit www.midwestproducts.com to find a store near you.
Designer: Beth Watson 400 S. Indiana St., PO Box 564 | Hobart, IN 46342 | (800) 348-3497 | Fax: (219) 942-5703
Heart and Arrow Plaque
Shape and Embellish Heart Assembly
o 3. With a pencil, trace the outline of the Heart pattern on to o 7. Lay the Heart on a clean surface with the back facing up.
the dried Balsa form. Cut out Heart with a craft knife on a Fold the two 4” lengths of 1/4” wide ribbon in half and using
self healing mat. Sand any rough edges with Super Sander. the Kid’s Choice Glue, adhere one to the right and one to
Basecoat (front, back and sides) the Heart with Country the left support strips on the back of the Heart. Let dry.
Red using ½” Wash Brush, let dry. Apply a second coat String one end of the 1/8” wide by 4” long ribbon through
if necessary. Stipple the side and edges of the Heart with the ring at the top of the Antique Gold Frame, knot to se-
Crimson Tide using the 3/8” Deerfoot Brush, let dry. With cure. String both ends of the 1/8” wide by 8” long
a paper towel wrapped around the tip of your index finger, ribbon through the hole in the Small Gold Heart, tie a bow
antique the Heart using Raw Sienna. Remove excess paint to secure. Using the needle tool on a self healing mat,
with clean paper towel. Tear strips of paper from the Scroll pierce seven holes in the Heart, referring to photo for
Dark Deep Red scrapbook paper. Antique the white torn placement, and insert the seven Antique Gold Brads. Loop
edges of the paper with a dab of Raw Sienna on your finger. the ribbon hanger of the Antique Gold Frame around the
Refer to photo for placement on Heart and adhere with Liquid Brad in the top center position. Loop the ribbon hanger of
Laminate according to the directions on the label. Let dry. the Small Gold Heart around the Brad at the bo tom center
Highlight the Heart using Glorious Gold and the 3/8” Deer- position. Spread brad arms flat against back of Heart to
foot Brush using a dry brush technique. Dip the dry brush secure. Make a bow from both lengths of the 1/4” wide
into the paint, pat on a clean paper towel to remove excess by 8” long ribbon forming a double bow. Using the Kid’s
paint then lightly brush on surface. Spray two thin coats of Choice Glue, adhere double bow to the Heart referring to
Matt Sealer/Finisher on Heart, let dry between coats. photo for placement.
Paint Arrow Finishing
o 4. Place the dry Arrow on newspaper, outside and spray two o 8. Thread arrow through both ribbon loops at top of Heart.
thin coats of Walnut Wood Tone Spray Paint, let dry between
coats. Spray two thin coats of Matt Sealer/Finisher on Arrow,
let dry between coats.
Frame with Wings
o 5. Using the StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad, ink up the Dawn
Hauser Pair of Wings stamp – left wing – and press firmly
on the Clear Styrene. Place the Antique Gold Frame down
directly beside the stamped image and make a small mark
on the Clear Super Styrene on the right edge of the frame.
Ink up the Dawn Hauser Pair of Wings stamp – right wing Heart
– line up with the mark just made and press firmly. Let ink Pattern
dry. Adhere your choice of images from the Heartwarming
Vintage Valentine Love sticker sheet to the 1” x 1-1/2” Scrap
of Paper. If stickers hang over edge of paper, trim with
scissors. Place inside the Antique Gold Frame. With
scissors, cut out the wings, leaving the blank space
between the wings in tact. Using the Kid’s Choice Glue,
adhere the frame to the wings, let dry.
Small Gold Heart
Cut One Arrow Point
o 6. With scissors, cut a 2 ½” by 2 ½” square from the Gold Cut One
Styrene. Place the square on a heat proof surface (cardboard
wrapped in aluminum foil) and have the Acanthus
Background stamp ready. Using the Heat Tool, heat the
surface of the Gold Styrene square for at least 2 minutes.
NOTE: the surface of the Gold Styrene will begin to crack
and lose its mirror finish, this is normal. Immediately place
the Acanthus Background stamp on the heated Gold
Styrene and press firmly for at least 10 - 15 seconds.
Remove stamp to reveal impression. Trace the Small Heart Arrow Feathers
pattern on to the back of the Gold Styrene with a pencil. Cut Six
Cut out with scissors. With a paper towel wrapped around
the tip of your index finger, antique the Small Heart using
Lamp Black. Remove excess paint with clean paper towel.
Punch a hole in the Small Heart with the 1/8” hole punch on
the Crop-a-Dile, referring to photo for placement. Enlarge all templates 200%