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.
Mini Pallet Valentine’s Day Art
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
How To Build A Mini Pallet
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.