Urban Street Art Style Valentine’s Inspiration

Delicate, feminine Valentine gifts are easy to find. But what about the more masculine and less traditional? What about the retro and the urban? There are so many more styles! Our Crew members, Karla and Monica, share with us their take on the street art inspired Valentines.. We hope you like it just as much as we do!

Urban Street Art Valentine

by Karla Yungwirth

mixed media valentine ideas

‘Beauty and grunge meet in the back alley to create this mixed media Valentine using brush lettering, embossing and stitching techniques.’ -Karla Yungwirth

Here is what was used:

Other Items:  Double sided tape – Tacky glue – Ranger Archival Black ink – Coloured pencils – red & green – Foam adhesive -SpiegelMom Scraps Sequins – Glossy Accents

Tools Used: Glue gun- Needle & thread – Paint brush – Tim Holtz blending tool with foam – Splat mat – Sizzix brick embossing folder- 3/4″ circle punch – Heartfelt Creations wine stamps & dies
Here is Karla’s video where she walks you through the process…

Use Glimmer Mists and paintbrush to add brush lettering to background.
paint with glimmer mist
Use Black and Red Glimmer Mists to paint a heart over brush lettering.
Stamp background word stamp lightly over lettered background.
Emboss cardstock with brick background embossing folder and lightly sponge over top with blending tool and Black Glimmer Mist.
Stamp wine and wine glasses on Kraft with White Script paper, diecut and colour with coloured pencils.
black lace
Using needle and thread sew running stitch through edge of lace to gather strip of lace into a rosette. Stitch edges together and knot thread.
Attach strip of lace across card front with double stick tape, glue cardstock to Kraft card base and use hot glue gun to attach lace rosette. Punch 3/4″ circle from cardstock, cover with double sided tape and twist Red Hemp Twine onto circle to create an embellishment- then attach on top of lace rosette using glue gun.
Add stamped wine images, using foam adhesive to create dimension and apply thin coat of Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist to areas of stamps to highlight.
To see more of Karla Yungwirth’s work, visit her Blog; Instagram and YouTube

Urban Street Art Valentine Frame
By Monica Taylor
 ‘One of the things I love about Valentine’s Day is that I get to use lots of reds and pinks in my creations. However, I am certainly not a ‘frilly’ type of crafter so I have taken those reds and pinks and turned them into a Valentine Frame that is more my style. I started out with an unfinished picture frame and let my creativity and style unfold as I created this Urban Street Art picture frame.’ – says Monica Taylor about her project.

Materials used :
Craft photo Frame
Canvas Corp – Valentines’s Day: Paris Hearts on Ivory

Tattered Angels Calendar Kit Paint System Roses
Tattered Angels Decor & DIY Paint Ebony
7gypsies Steampunk rubbings
Other Items:  ideology remnant rubs – Perfect Paper Adhesive – Prima paper flowers – Film Strip Ribbon– Sticker hearts– Texture Paste –Distress Crayon – Festive Berries – Distress ink – Walnut Stain
Tools:Pen Blade- Sand Paper- Brayer – Paint sponge- Tonic Scissors – File – Blending tool- Pallet knife – Glue Gun- Xyron Machine- Ruler – Stencil
Let’s have Monica walk you through her project:

Paint the picture frame using Tattered Angels Decore & DIY Ebony.

Cut the paper down to the size of the frame and trace the picture-insert opening. Cut out the opening using a pen blade.
Adhere paper to frame using Perfect Paper Adhesive.
Add Walnut Stain Distress Ink to the edge of the frame and the photo-insert cut out.

Add texture paste using chosen stencil and a pallet knife.

Add rub-ons and other embellishments.

Spray Prima Flowers with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Valentine Pink and Be Mine. Once dry, adhere to frame using glue gun.

Paint the texture paste design using Tattered Angels Roses R Red.
 This full of depth and textures photo frame will make a wonderful Valentine’s gift. If you’d like to see more of Monica’s crafts, visit her blog and Instagram.




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