This is my Valentine's Day card to my sweetie. I started by using my x-acto knife to cut out a heart in wax paper. I should have used freezer paper, but I read on the internet that I could use wax paper. That's what I get trusting what I read on the internet! :) Wax paper doesn't stick when you try to iron it down. My solution was to get out some 3M Spray Mount, and to spray just a super light coat on the wax paper.
Then I pressed it down on a piece of handmade paper. I painted the heart in white, and peeled the stencil off. Worked out great!
I also cut out a chevron design from a piece of wax paper, and used the same technique to apply it to the first heart. Before I placed the wax paper down I waited for the white paint to dry, and I torn the paper down to size. I used a ruler as a straight edge, and just peeled the paper off. Than I mixed up some light blue paint, and filled in my chevron stripes!
I peeled off the wax paper, threw it away, and wow is this heart cute!
To finish it off I glued it on top of another piece of handmade paper. The first sheet of paper is made from a pulp of garden weeds and junk mail, and the bottom sheet is from my crayon paper project.
Here's the back side. I like to write my messages out, but you could always use a stamp.
Hope you enjoyed! Happy DIYing! chris