Alright, winter decor yesterday and Valentine’s Day today. I like to keep you on your toes:)
Today, I’m sharing my Mini Pallet Valentine’s Day Art made with wood shims and Dye-Na Flow Paint by Jacquard Products. This paint was really fun to work with, and it is perfect to use on wood. It has the consistency of a wood stain but comes in a variety of vibrant colors. This paint is definitely worth checking out if you like to work with different stains and wood treatments.
To create the mini pallet, I picked up a box of wood shims from the hardware store. It cost me roughly $5.00 for a pack of 42 and I only used 12 for this project so I have many left over for future projects.
I’m still loving the ombré trend happening right now and I want to embrace it before it goes out of style! The look was really easy to achieve using the Dye-Na Flow paint (details below).
And I just love how the Lumiere paint adds a little shimmer to the pallet. This is my second time working with the paints (first time on wood) and I really love them. They go on beautifully and the sheen is perfect.
– Pack of Wood Shims
– Wood Glue
– Paint Brush
– Scrap Paper and Scissors for Heart Stencil
Start by removing the shims from the packaging and laying two shims side by side. Place a line of wood glue down the middle of each shim.
Carefully place the shims on top of the two base pieces. Note* shims are not even, they have a slight angle to them, so be cautious of the difference in the thickness. I wanted my pallet to be a little rugged so I rotated each shim, every other one, but you could also keep them all at the same angle for a different look.
Allow the glue to dry.
Once the mini pallet is dry, it’s time to paint it with the Dye-Na Flow Brilliant Red Paint. It was really easy to achieve this look using the Dye-Na Flow Paint. Like I mentioned earlier, the paint is the same consistency as wood stain, very thin, so to achieve the ombré look I mixed the paint with water and added a little more each time to get it lighter and lighter. The darkest red is the paint color straight from the jar, and then I slowly added a little more water to each remaining stick. The last board was mainly the brush dipped in colored water.
Once the red paint is dry, cut out a heart shape and trace it onto the mini pallet. I chose to free hand the heart instead of using a stencil because of how uneven the edges were. The lumiere paint applied beautifully onto the wood surface. This paint is heaven, I honestly can’t say enough about it. I love the sheen it added to the pallet.