Hello Blog World
Spent an AWESOME Sunday with my daughter Tiana, we made bracelets, had lunch, painted our nails and made a sign for her room.
Tiana likes to have a look with me when I am perusing the link parties, she’s often going oooh, ahhhh, click that mum. Most often at cakes, biscuits etc… so when she asked me to click this beautiful little thumb from Anna from Directions not included, who is guest posting over at The Crafty Scientist
I was very surprised. She wanted to make one right away! So off we went into my craft room to see if we had supplies and yes we did. I didn’t have a rectangle board or canvas, but we did find a 10” x 10” canvas. I also don’t have a silhouette or wishblade or anything that extravagant but I did have these letters that we thought at the time would make great stencils.
And even my cat Donkey had to get in on the action when sorting out what letters we needed.
So we wanted to make sure they would all fit on the canvas, so before painting, we got the trusty ruler and grey lead, did some measurements and did a rough draft.
Seeing that they were all going to fit, off Tiana went and painted the whole canvas black
Once dried, out came the trusty white pencil and we re-sketched the lines very lightly and started painting with the stencils. Now because they are chipboard and not flat like normal stencils the bright aqua paint we originally planned on using didn’t like it and smeared and smudged a lot under the stencil. So we scrapped that idea and because of my husband’s clever idea we chose to spray paint. Unfortunately we only had silver paint on hand, but the effect is still good and it took a lot longer than originally anticipated.
We had to touch up a bit in between lines as we had to spray letter by letter using plastic protector sheets to protect the rest of the canvas, as well get rid of our white sketch lines. It took a lot longer than originally anticipated.
All in all we are very happy with the result and we both love how quirky the letters are and that some of them are even a bit off centre. It gives the whole piece character.
So check out The Crafty Scientist and Anna at Directions not Included, they are both great blogs with fantastic ideas, and thank you Anna for the wonderful inspiration!
Now I have to go and pack as I am flying off to Melbourne for 10 days tomorrow and it’s gonna be absolutely great!!!
Until then happy crafting