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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Teri’s Wall Art

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.

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(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.

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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).

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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

Anyone visiting from a McLinkey, we would love for you to check out the rest of the blog especially this weeks Mystery Monday post.


DIY Day @ ASPTL


13 comments:

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Cute project! I love custom artwork and it's so much more special because you make it yourself. I was reading your post above and, although I am not an insomniac, I am the same way when I get an idea. I can't sleep until I get it down on paper or get it done. I've actually gotten out of bed to go hang a mirror. :) Thanks for visiting and following my blog. Hope to hear from you in future comments.

pk said...

Those are so cute and creative! Your daughter's going to love having them in her room, especially because you created them for her.
pk @ room remix

Sheri said...

I seriously LOVE this!


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Leanne said...

I love them. I think they turned out great. What a fun way to remind our children and ourselves. Thanks for sharing.

rtgaffney said...

Those are so cute!! I love that font too--what did you use???

2sisters said...

Thanks!!! You mean what font did I use on the post or on the pictures? I use a program called Window's Live Writer to do the posts, and the font I downloaded free of the internet. I think it's called Ashley and I think it's from 1001 free fonts. The words on the hangings are cut from vinyl, but I have not idea what font they are, because a friend of mine cut them for me.

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

these are adorable! You did a great job! Very lucky girl!
thanks for stopping by my blog!
gail

The Clark Clan! said...

Where did you get the vinyl letters?
These are the cutest things EVER!

The Clark Clan! said...

Hey! it says my comment will be visible after approval! are you going to approve me? hehehehehehe

Lolli said...

Fun project! I love vinyl lettering!

decorquips said...

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Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
Bring out the Y-O-U!
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decorquips said...

Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…
DÉCOR TIPS & QUIPS from AlphabetPIX.com
Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!
Bill Blass said, “Style is primarily a matter of instinct.” Decorating takes on a new meaning for each individual. Different tastes in decor mean different furniture, artwork and color palettes. So what is the rule of thumb for making your place zing if it’s not a certain style, pattern, or color?
Bring out the Y-O-U!
Make a statement and let your personality shine through! Add your zing to make it pop. Hang something personal on the wall with a few well-chosen accents-bold and beautiful. The trend for decor is becoming more and more personalized.
Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and don’t look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home they’ll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.
by T. Miller
Décor Tips & Quips from AlphabetPIX
http://www.alphabetpix.com
Take your individual decorating style to a whole new level of personalization, and discover a new way of looking at the world around you - Create your own Personalized Name Art with Photos That Look Like Letters!
tags: alphabetpix, personalized name art, alphabet photography, alphabet photo art, name in photos, photo letters, photo name designs, name gifts, name photos, photo alphabet, personalized gifts, name designs, decorating, home décor, interior design, wall art, design ideas, wedding gifts, personal gifts, personal art

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