My daughter Emma’s room is a work in progress. I have had this project in the works for a while, and I LOVE how it turned out. It was fun to create.
I started with a 12x12 artist’s canvas that I painted black.
(and yes my table is covered with Glad Press n’ Seal)
After this was dry I painted a light coat of pink over the top so the black still showed through.
As this was drying I cut 12x12 black cardstock down to 10.5”x10.5” and different patterned papers in color themes of pink/green/black down to 10”x10”. I mounted the patterned papers on the cardstock using Mod Podge. When the canvases were dry I used Mod Podge to adhere the papers to the canvas (with much smoothing and Mod Podge all over my hands). I then coated the whole front of the project with Mod Podge and let it dry.
Once it was dry I use vinyl letters to make Pres. Gordon B. Hindkley’s '”“Be” phrases in black and green. Then I got to add the bling!!! I used various scrapbook and craft trim, flowers and rhinestones and used hot glue to adhere them.
They are going to be hung as a large grouping on an entire wall in her room. Here is how I think I will hang them, and suggestions of a better way to group them (they will have more space between them on the wall than they do here).
I had a lot of fun, and although some of them didn’t turn out the way I envisioned, I still love them
*This post is edited to reflect our participation in DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land & Room A Month Makeover @ Shades of Pink