For painting the heart, I lightly mixed the red and pink paint together. I ended up doing two layers of that also just to make sure it was covered.
I used my Cricut Explore machine to make the "LOVE" stencil. I'm not the greatest at stenciling while painting so most of the time I do the initial stencil, then touch it up by hand.
Next I used a sponge brush to Mod Podge the heart to the sign. Then I applied a layer of Mod Podge to the top of the whole project, being careful to make sure that the heart was firmly attached. It dried, then I applied another layer of Mod Podge. Then I sprayed it with a layer of Aleene's Spray Acrylic Sealer - Matte Finish.
To finish the project, I tied the ribbon.