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Pretty DIY Ombre Word Art Decor

Written by: | Published: April 23, 2015 | Updated: February 08, 2023

Making a beautiful piece of word art design doesn’t have to take hours… but it can look like it took you hours! The key to making hand-painted art quickly is using quick techniques and fast-drying paint. Use a light hand (don’t just glop on the paint) so the paint will dry more quickly too. There are a ton of great tricks and techniques to making craft projects and DIY decor in very little time.

Pretty DIY Ombre Word Art Decor designed by Jen Goode
Pretty DIY Ombre Word Art Decor designed by Jen Goode

Ombre Word Art Decor


  • Two coordinating colors of fast drying paint
    • I used a peach and pink from the Decoart American Chalky Finish line. This paint dries SUPER fast.
  • Paint brush
  • Texture cardstock
    • Smooth cardstock will work just fine, I like the extra texture added to my art.
  • Wordart cut out and cutting machine
Word art cut out and supplies
Word art cut out and supplies

How to make your own ombre word art decor

  1. The first thing you want to do is paint your paper so it can dry while you set up your cutting design.
  2. To paint the paper, grab your paintbrush and start at the top right corner, painting from right to left with one color. Next, using your second color, paint from the bottom left corner left to right. Allow the colors to overlap. I did not change brushes for each color, it’s ok to have a little of each color on your brush so the ombre blend works with the colors you are painting. Work the paint until you have the look you want. it shouldn’t take much. Just paint light layers and don’t over paint. Set aside to dry.
  3. Next set up your cutting design. I used the Cricut Design Space and my own Love Heart art. You can find this in the Cricut Design Space library.
  4. Size the image to about 4.5″ tall. Click GO and in the cutting mat view of Cricut Design Space, center the cutting design where you’d like it to cut on the paper.
  5. Once the paper is dry (should take about 3-5 minutes), place the paper on your cutting mat to coordinate with the orientation you set up in the cutting software.
  6. Cut the design. Remove all the pieces from your cutting mat. Glue everything in place on a second piece of cardstock.
  7. Trim and frame.
Painting cardstock with chalky finish paint
Painting cardstock with chalky finish paint
Ombre painted cardstock
Ombre painted cardstock
Glue word art cut out pieces
Glue word art cut out pieces
Wordart cut out closeup
Wordart cut out closeup

If you do not have a cutting machine…

You can either hand cut a design out of your painted paper, cut a design out of a second piece of white paper or print out this free printable and frame it.

Make your own Ombre word aart decor - love designed by Jen Goode
Make your own Ombre word aart decor – love designed by Jen Goode

Go Make it! Head over to the Cricut Design Space this Handmade Heart Art.

More projects using this Love word art cut-out designed by Jen Goode for Cricut

You can make so many different pieces with this art. Make a card for someone special or make decor for yourself. Have you created something with this pretty little love heart art? I’m so excited to hear about it!

More projects to Make in a SNAP!
This project series was inspired by the ever-so-creative Abbey from The Cards We Drew. Here’s the scoop.. this week I’m attending my 3rd annual SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City. I’m spending time learning, brainstorming and connecting with some 400+ creative bloggers.

Abbey suggested we all join forces and share our favorite quick crafts, aka Crafts in a SNAP. So get ready, today I’m going to show you how to make this Pretty DIY Ombre Word Art Decor piece. You can absolutely make this in under 15 minutes! This is just one of many fantastic projects you can make in no time. I hope you love them all!

Crafts in a SNAP 15 Minute Craft Ideas
Crafts in a SNAP 15 Minute Craft Ideas

CLICK HERE for More fun Cricut Project ideas.

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