Sunday, July 8, 2012

Lucky To Be In Love!


A while back I saw this project on Pinterest and I finally got to try it for myself!  The original tutorial used white paint and so do a couple others I've seen, so I wanted to see what using a more dramatic color would be like.  I really love how it turned out, and it was really easy, so I thought I would would share!  This is a mixture of the original instructions and some of my own tips from my experimentation.


What you will need:
  • A cheap print of a painting (I picked mine up at Dollar Tree)
  • Letter stickers
  • Paint in the color of your choice (I picked metallic gold to be bold, but you could use white or black to be more simple if you want.)
  • Paint brush
My print came in a frame, so the first thing I had to do was take out the actual picture.  This was way easier said than done because what I didn't notice in store was that the frame was glued to the cardboard to prevent it from being opened.  But never fear! I was able to cut through the glue with a pair of scissors and kept the frame in tact enough to reuse when I was finished.


Next, I simply applied my stickers.  I tried using a straight edge to line them up, but it ended up being easier to just eye ball it.  I think they turned out fairly straight.


Then I added the paint right over the stickers.  The print I was working with was kind of like magazine paper so it was hard to get the paint to cover at first, but two thick coats did the trick.  This made the paper wrinkle a bit, so if you can I recommend looking for something on a better material, like canvas.


Once it was completely covered came the hardest part of the project . . . waiting!  I was so excited to see the finished product it was very difficult to wait to peel off the stickers.  I got a little over zealous and tried peeling them early, and it didn't work at all.  The paint must be completely dry before you take off the letters, or you will mess up the outline of the text.


Finally, I was able to carefully peel off my letters.  Again, for this step as well, it would be more beneficial to have better print material.  Because of the glossy finish on the paper, the paint still had a tendency to peel up with the stickers but I think they still came out okay.  Then I just put it back into the frame the print came in. Viola!


Enjoy!


4 comments:

  1. WOW this is SOOOO cool!! I am so happy I found your cute blog!!

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  2. Cute, cute, cute! I have LOVED being in the blogging world. :) There are a lot of blogs that you can link your projects to if you're interested. I bet people would love these projects. I hope you're doing well!

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