Handi-hour Crafting: SweetART Valentines

Handi-hour Crafting: SweetART Valentines


Hi I’m Gloria Kenyon, Public Programs
Coordinator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery. Today we will
be making Valentines, and the one will be making today is your just my cup
of tea. This is a pretty basic, pretty simple
valentine, I have a nice Valentine paper and another stationery paper to be my background. You need a glue stick, scissors, you’ll need a ruler, and markers, and a pencil just to sketch. So we have our nice Valentine paper, a nice little fold and I like this paper because there’s a graph
on the back. That makes drawing out my teacup much easier. So I can draw it on
the back here. It fits, the graph area fits nicely on this, so I’ve got a nice
template there. I’ll just draw out my cup. Now you just cut out your design. And there you have your nice cut out. With this one I want it at the top of the cup. At the top of the Valentine. I’ve got my trusty glue stick. And I’ll slather it in glue. You can just draw some nice, faint lines, to later erase, to guide you for your text. I like to write out in pencil. And then you can you go over it. I like this nice magenta. With your marker. You can erase your lines after the ink has dried. Sometimes the marker doesn’t dry as quickly as you think it should, and you’ll smear it. That’s also why you’ll want to do a light pencil line, so it easily erases. And you don’t have any dark smudges left behind. And then you have your nice Valentine. If you want it bolder, this one is a little bit more bold, you
can go back over multiple times. If you like a nice gentle script, I feel like this would be a nice Valentine for my mom.

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