easy DIY: you are my sunshine art
I've been getting the itch to decorate (redecorate?) lately, so I've been rearranging and doing some simple projects to change things up a bit.
Here's a simple little art project I made to put in Baby Sister's room (It's just like my periodic table crafty art project).
my trusty helper had to step in on the arrangement of my photo
All you need is:
thin craft board (I got mine at JoAnn's for a few dollars)
vinyl letter stickers (I used the 2 inch size, also from JoAnn's, found near the poster boards)
acrylic craft paints
glossy Mod Podge
I started by just randomly streaking paint across the board until I got a blend I liked. The day I did this it was about 95 degrees, so it went pretty fast.
Once the paint was dry, I lightly marked horizontal lines across my board so I could position my letters evenly. Working from right to left, I stuck on the lettering. (And I actually contemplated stopping right there because I like that look, too.)
But I kept going and painted over the entire thing with a contrasting aqua color.
And like every other painting project in the world, THIN coats are best...I did not take that advice and my paint seeped under the letters. Other than starting all over, there's no way to fix it, so I'll end up leaving it imperfect.
But seriously, THIN COATS people. ;)
After the paint was dry, I peeled back the letters and sealed it with Mod Podge.
I plan to lean this on the windowsill, but if I ever want to hang it, all I'll have to do is hot glue a ribbon or sawtooth hanger to the back since it's so light.