If you’re out of creative valentines ideas, this post is full of beautiful results for using inkblots to make valentines. I have had it in my mind to do something with my inkblots for Valentine’s Day since I wrote a tutorial for an inkblot art lesson. This post is full of the beautiful results I came up with. Now we have over 50 valentines to send to family and friends this year.
Creative Valentines Ideas with Inkblot paper hearts and different ways to make them into valentines.
With these paper style hearts you can make simple and easy valentines. Make a valentine for a loved one, school mate or for a best friend. You can use one to send a message or leave a surprising token.
The smaller ones made perfect exchange valentines with much more character than a store bought message! An excellent candy choice is a sucker or lollie pop because you can attach them with two quick hole punches. With the exception of the initial investment in the India ink to make the ink blot, this is very economical too!
You can also use these colorful inkblot hearts as party favors or table settings for a valentine themed get together. Below shows an inexpensive way to liven up a table setting by making decorated Valentine’s Day straws. You could also very easily turn these paper hearts into napkin rings or place cards!
Creative Valentines Ideas with Inkblots using funny puns or a play on words.
You may find that some inkblots look like certain animals or objects!
I saw a bear in this inkblot.
INKBLOT TIP: Once you get a vision or an idea comes to mind look at some good images of what you want to create. Then slowly begin adding lines with black ink pens. Once your lines are made you can shade and color in with colored pencils. A good quality pencil like Prismacolor will work well.
Once you enhance your inkblot with details, you can add a fun valentine pun and idiom. Use it as a card to give with gifts or candy.
Creative Valentine Ideas with Inkblots for gifts.
I like the idea of using inkblots as part of a gift. Inkblots are something you have created. Initially, an inkblot is only a blob or splash of ink. But it is our minds that can see images in them and our artistic talent and skill which can make them come to life. Sometimes a particular inkblot looks so much like the object you imagine that the results are stunning!
Creative Valentine Ideas with inkblots simplified!
Hop on over to Hip Homeschool Moms today and read a step by step tutorial I have written on making these simple Inkblot Valentines. Any age can make an easy and attractive valentine.They are fail proof since you cut them into heart shapes!
Follow All Things Valentine on my Valentine’s Day Pinterest Board!
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Valentine’s Day Unit from Dwimble.com