Friday, February 4, 2011

creativity

comes to those who seek it.

I saw this poster on etsy. (click creativity to go to the shop)

Creativity Art Poster Print // Colors of the Rainbow // 8.5x11


And I loved it. But I knew I could do something like that myself. And this country kitchen sign in my kitchen came to mind. I had previous ideas of painting over it but had never found the right inspiration.

before

First I just painted over it with some latex wall paint that I had left over from before. Then I cut out some colored paper and decoupaged it across the canvas.

sign

Then to measure out my spacing for the rest of the words, I stamped them on a scrap sheet of paper. I really liked the way they laid out and decided to do a pencil transfer on to the canvas instead of trying to freehand it.

To do a pencil transfer, you need to trace the outline of the letters on the back of the paper with a pencil. Then place you marked paper on the canvas with pencil marks facing down. Then I used my fingernail to press down to get the pencil to come off on the canvas. That way I just used my sharpie to fill all the letters in.

creativity

So what do you think? I personally think it looks really cool over our art/school board. Both boys noticed it right away and wanted to know what it said. I hope they end up wanting to be creative.

after

beforeafter

2 comments:

This is our urban farmhouse. said...

Your sign looks AWESOME! Good work!

Melissa H. said...

I love this! Need tonreacreate one of my own for my craft room/playroom.

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