Happy Make Your Monday!
A friend's daughter recently redecorated her room and asked if I could make something with her name on it.
The colors she chose were brilliant, and fun to work with so I took a pillow sham to Michael's and purchased a few matching acrylic colors. While there, I also bought six 4x5" canvases (one for each letter),a wooden dowel, two wooden end caps, and a pair of wall hooks. I then stopped into the local fabric store to pick up a couple of packages of white bias tape and some cording to complement the color scheme.
I primed each canvas with white paint. While they were drying I played with different fonts on my computer, and printed out the letters.
After the base coat dried, I gave each piece a couple of coats of color. This was a good time to add the end caps to the dowel (which had been cut to 24" in length). A bit of wood glue secured them, and then it got the same painted procedure that the canvases received.
Now, there are MANY new super-cool ways to transfer letters and designs these days, but I just did it the quick-and-easy, old-fashioned way. I gently sketched pencil lead across the backs of the pieces of paper, then flipped them right-side-up on the canvas for a quick trace.
I used black paint to apply the lettering, but a nice, fat Sharpie would have been easier.
The finishing touch was to edge the pieces with bias tape with the help of good ol' hot glue.
I cord was cut into equal lengths, and the ends stapled them to the backs of the canvases.
Then...just hang the letters from the dowel!
Such a quick project, and the little girl loves it!
Now I'm trying to think of a word to do for my studio!