Before you do anything else, print out your photos and adjust them to fit on your wooden hearts. Place the heart over the photo and trace the heart shape.
Now you can paint the hearts with Burgundy Wine and set them aside to dry.
Meanwhile, spray the front AND back of the photos. You can see I didn’t bother spraying the entire sheet, just the area with the photos.
Let the sealer dry for about 15-20 minutes. Using sharp scissors so you get a clean cut, cut out the heart shape, cutting inside your tracing lines. You may need to trim the photos more to fit on the wooden hearts.
Paint a thin layer of decoupage medium onto the red hearts.
Paint a thin layer of decoupage medium onto the back of the photos. They may curl up on you…
Just carefully flatten them out and let the decoupage medium dry, it will only take about a minute. What you’ve done is prepped your paper and your surface which will help avoid bubbles and wrinkles.
Paint more decoupage medium onto the heart and place the photo on top of it.
You’ll have a few seconds to get them positioned before the decoupage medium begins to dry. Be sure to smooth the photos out and make sure there’s no air underneath.
Paint a generous, but not dripping layer of decoupage medium over the photo and all the edges.
Let the decoupage medium dry, it will dry clear.
When dry, turn the hearts over and attach a magnet using a “dollop” of decoupage medium. Let the magnets dry before using.