Create your own colorful mosaic heart inspired by famous artist, Alma Thomas. This stamped heart project for kids is also a great way to explore abstract art with kiddos of all ages. All you need is a cork and some paint to make your own unique patterned art for Valentine’s Day or anytime of the year!
STAMPED HEART ART FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
WHO IS ALMA THOMAS?
Alma Thomas was an African-American artist born in Georgia. In 1907 her family moved to Washington, D.C., seeking relief from the racial violence in the South.
Thomas was a creative child who always had an interest in art. As a girl, Thomas dreamed of being an architect and building bridges but there were few women architects a century ago. Instead, she began a 35 year career teaching art at a D.C. junior high school.
Her style of painting included large abstract paintings filled with dense patterns of bright colors that almost mimic a mosaic pattern.
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Create your own fun patterned mosiac heart with an easy cork stamp and paint. Let’s get started!
STAMP HEART PROJECT
- Heart printable
- Wine cork
- Acrylic paint
STEP 1: Print the heart template.
STEP 2: Mix up acrylic paint in various shades of pink or red.
STEP 3: Dip your cork into the paint and design your pattern to fill the heart template.
STEP 4: Cut the heart when dry, and mount onto canvas.
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