This week I'm working on a few pins from Pinterest that I wanted to recreate! Yesterday I showed you my elephant wall-hanging and today I'm showing you my thrift shop word art!
A few things you should know: this isn't from a thrift shop and I usually hate word art. I, surprisingly, could not find a piece of art at any thrift store that I wanted to paint over. Crazy right? Plus, I liked the idea of customizing with the colors of my craft room.
I have a really bad addiction to fabric. I could probably clothe an elementary school or make approximately five billion blankets. Let's just be honest, I love fabric.
I'm really not a word art person. I find some of the quotes pretty... silly. It's just not my style. When someone said this quote, however, I just had to have it in my craft room!
I was inspired by this pin. They took a thrift shop painting, taped out a message and then painted over it.
To start, you just need a few things. If you have a thrift shop painting, you just need the stickers and the cover paint. If you're starting from scratch like me, you'll need a canvas, craft paint, stickers and cover paint.
Paint your canvas how you want. I chose the colors that inspired my craft room and did a gradient type of painting. I used craft paint, so if I wanted to, I could've washed it off if I didn't like it.
After the paint dries, you can attach the stickers. Now, if you have a vinyl cutting machine, you could probably make your own stickers. I used scrapbooking stickers. I stuck them to my hands before attaching them to get some of the stickiness off.
If you use spray paint, paint in a well ventilated area! You could also use a regular paint. I suggest using a primer if you want to paint over dark colors with a light color.
After the paint dries a bit, use a pin or needle to carefully remove the stickers. You now have really awesome word art!
As you can see, here's a portion of my fabric. I say portion because there is more fabric in drawers and shelves in the closet.
So easy peasy right? I hope you follow me this week to see my other Pinterest projects! I'm linking up to Centsational Girl's Pinterest Project link party.