It’s almost Valentine’s Day, but you still have time to make some last minute decorations! Impress all your friends and family with your mosaic inspired Valentine’s Day Wall Art.
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Happy Valentine’s Day from the Scotch® Brand Team!
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
TIME NEEDED: Approximately 1 hour
Scotch® Brand Supplies:
- Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pink/Red Stripe
- Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pastel Pink
- Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Pink
- Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Red
- Utility Knife
- Cutting Board
Plan and prep. Choose your colour scheme and your product. If you would like to replicate the design we have featured in this project, simply refer to list above. This tutorial will assume you’ve selected these items.
Getting started: To create your pixelated heart wall application, you will first need to cut squares of equal size. To start, cut the length of the Scotch Magic™ Tape to the width of the Washi Tape. Then cut the length of the Washi Tape to the width of the Scotch Magic™ Tape.
Creating the Wall Art: Find the centre of the wall where you will be making your heart and place one square of the Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Red there.
Place a second square of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Red above the first, leaving a little space between them. In a line add one piece of red magic tape to each side of the second piece. Continue by adding another row of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape, Red above the second row, adding one square of tape to each end increasing its length.
By the 5th row, you can begin to integrate pink squares of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape. This will start the ombre look. Continue adding rows of squares, increasing in length and number of Scotch® Expressions Magic™ Tape Pink versus Red until you have a solid pink row. Now you can begin to integrate the Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Red/Pink Stripe in the same manner.
As you near what will be the middle of the heart, begin to taper the length of the rows shorter and shorter. Also, begin slowly adding the Scotch® Expressions Washi Tape, Pastel Pink as the lightest colour in your ombre heart.
To fill up the wall space a little more you can also add smaller versions of the large heart in solid or alternating colours.
EXPERT TIP: Because the tape is repositionable, you can play with the length of your rows until you have a shape you like for your heart.
Looking for some more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Allison’s blog. She’s a great Interior Designer that has helped us create this project, and has more tips to help you out.