Thursday, April 7, 2016

DIY Wall Art With Lettering

We move a lot. Do you know what is expensive? Moving. Moving a lot.

Our current house has a golden bathroom. I do not know the name of this color, but after painting a lot of the house, I did not want to paint another bathroom.

So, to add a little something to the room, I wanted to do a multiple canvas painting with a verse.

First of all, you'll need to realize that everyone has a different style and whatever you do, your paintings will look differently than anything I make. You cannot be a perfectionist while you make your own wall art!

Go ahead and sketch, lightly, with pencil your design. Figure out what font you want and print out your lettering. Make sure it fits!

Start mixing your base color. I wanted a nice turquoise :)

I started with the edges, mainly so I didn't forget later!

Then move on to the canvases. 

I like to add a few splashes of color to my base coat!

After all of your canvases have the base coat on them, sketch you design again. I referred back to my photograph to get things "generally" in the same spot.

Lightly sketch. Don't worry, it'll erase. 

 Now start painting!

 Adding layer by layer. Make sure each layer dries before adding the next. You don't want to smear!

Now, lay out your wording. 

The Lord is my strength & my song. Exodus 15:2

Take your paper and rub chalk on the back of the letters.

Line your paper back up and lightly press the letters with a blunt instrument. LIGHTLY! You don't want to leave markings on the canvas.

 Once you have all of your letters chalked on your canvas, you can paint them on.

Work slowly and take your time on the lettering. Don't worry, you are almost done! 

 When everything is dry, hang it up!

I'm not sure if I'm going to add a few music notes or not. I'm still thinking on it......what do you think?