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Letter Art-C

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So I lied when I said Kayla was next. Ciersha was. Truth is I haven’t even started Kayla’s yet! *ignores the fact Christmas is Tuesday* Anyway, when I asked the little 5 year old to pick a color, any color in the world she thinks about it for a few minutes and then comes back to me. Her answer? Dark Orange. No idea where she came up with it but okay. I still wasn’t sure that she’d like it so when it was time to go get the paint I dragged her with me stood her in front of the paint and said pick one. It wasn’t dark but she did pick orange. I’m glad she went because I would have grabbed darker. lol

Items Needed:

1. Old magazines to cut out colorful pictures

2. Canvas (I use a 5″ x 7″)

3. Glue

4. Paint (I used craft smart acrylic paint-Orange) & paint brush

5. Letter stencil or really good hand writting lol

6. Card board/paper to trace/write the letter on and cut it out

7. Scissors

8. Scotch Tape

9. Whatever you wish to add to it or you can leave it blank. 🙂

First thing first, cut and glue pictures onto a canvas. She also helped me pick out what pictures to cut. Although I think she was Christmas shopping because she kept pointing out toys.

Next step trace the letter. I saved my sisters Keurig box from going to the dumpster so it lent me part of its flap to trace and cut out the C. But regular or stock paper should work if you don’t have any card board handy.

Figure out where you want it to go and tape it down.

(Sorry its sideways, forgot to turn it before uploading the picture)

Then the fun part, paint!

*You may need to add more then one layer of paint*

Remove your letter after the paint dries and it should look something like this..

I then took a flower and some leaves and added them. Finished!

**Again, this idea spawned from something I saw on Pintrest that lead me to  A Mod Podge Silhouette Canvas!

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Letter Art-L

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Messing around on Pintrest yesterday I saw this awesome thing I just had to try. What is it? A Mod Podge Silhouette Canvas! Only, I tweaked it a bit meaning I didn’t have stain or sandpaper. So dragging my niece to local craft store I had her pick out paint and she also picked out the bird. That night after she went to bed I hacked one of the fingerhut catalogs we had laying around and following the first 4 steps I ended up with this..

Not as neat as I wanted but not as bad as I thought I’d do. Next time I think I’ll try leaving the stencil down and just painting over it..

From there I grabbed her bird and some flowers I thought would be cute.

First I pasted down the bird..

The twig the bird is on wouldn’t stay down at the bottom but I think it looks cool with it out so I left it alone.

Then added the flowers and volla! Done!

I touched up the paint a bit but over all I’m happy with it and I hope she will be too. Guess I will find out on Christmas. 🙂 Next time I’ll be doing one for her sister Kayla.