Kacey Stafford has been making art as long as she can remember. Founder/artist behind Found Studio, this Hamilton mom of two is known for her mixed media paintings that incorporate ‘found’ materials — hence her studio name. You’ve probably seen her designs at Becket Hitch, Trohv, Pile of Craft… I’ve been a long time Kacey fan even before I met her. I have had one of her prints hanging over my desk for years. Quite appropriately it says “Breathe.”
Here’s a peek at the ‘adult’ heart art Kacey made — just in time for Valentine’s Day! (Who needs chocolate when you have real art? You can order from her Etsy shop!)
What you may not know about Kacey is that that she’s also a former art teacher! When we were brainstorming Valentine’s Day craft ideas, I reached out to her to see if she might be willing to come over to the studio and play one morning.
The result? Some beautifully-crafted kid-made hearts, perfect for valentine’s day gifting!
art hearts with found studio
- pink or red cardstock
- washable paints
- fabric scraps
Cut a variety of hearts out of pink and red cardstock. Older kids could cut these themselves! Make sure the heart fits the frame you’re using for the end product.
Set out red and pink washable paints and brushes. Let the kids go to down painting their hearts.
Let the hearts dry. If you want to speed up the process, a hair dryer will help!
Time for buttons! Have the kiddos add buttons to their design. Remember to use buttons that have a flat side for easier gluing.
Finished product! Aren’t they gorgeous?
Frame and gift!
(Mine is sitting on my desk! Love it!)