Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I knew when I came across this pin on A Beautiful Mess, I simply had to try it! Liam's room is desperate for some wall art, and this project looked simple enough for nap time.
I came across a painting at a local thrift store that was in the process of closing. The paint was starting to flake of the canvas in some spots, but the picture was exactly what I was looking for. I chose "You make me happy when skies are grey" for the quote, and found some letters in the craft department at Walmart.
(Note: The painting was beginning to flake, so I sprayed a clear coat over it before starting the steps below. Which did not help. More about that after the tutorial.)
Step 1: Cut out the letters and play around with arrangement. Flaky painting = tedious work.
Step 2: Peel and place letters. The letters I used were meant for poster projects, so the letters didn't stick to the painting very well. That was actually ideal, because it made step 4 much easier.
Step 3: Spray paint. Because of the way the painting was nailed into the frame, I chose to paint the canvas and frame the same color.
Step 4: Peel off letters. I was really afraid the painting would flake when I peeled off the letters. This only happened in a few spots.
All in all, I liked the final product. When I try this again, I will use a print, not a painting, simply because this piece is going to flake in the future. But I do love the texture the flaking gives. I can't wait to try it again!