Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Vintage Letter Tiles {DIY} Canvas Typography!

The last few weeks I've been focused on creating my inventory for Etsy, but today I decided to take a break from all that and just make something for our home! I wanted to try my hand at painting even though I am absolutely NOT an artist with a paintbrush...however, I can draw stick figures with the best of 'em, so I figured drawing a tree was right up my alley! I also wanted to include one of my favorite Bible verses in my project, and this is what I came up with:

I started with a blank canvas and literally just dropped blobs of various shades of blue for the sky, green for the grass and then blue and gray for the water. I simply wiped it all around with a dry cloth until the canvas was covered.

Here are the paint colors I used:

And the paintbrushes...just some from a starter kit at Hobby Lobby.

After I had my background I drew my tree...my sticks!...with 3 different sized brushes. I mixed together a mixture of black and gray paint for sort of a charcoal colored hue.

Then I added some leaves by mixing together some green and gray paints and just used the dry end of a brush to tap them on the branches.

Close up of the leaves...they sort of blend in to the background.

Then, I grabbed my set of vintage Anagrams letter tiles that I purchased on Etsy and went to work with my verse. I simply hot-glued them to my (drying!) painting...yes, I was impatient!

And there we have it! A beautiful gift for ME!!! ;)

My abbreviated version of Psalm 1:1-3

Blessings, *Grace*

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1 comment:

goatpod2 said...

Very nice! My Mom is an artist though. She taught art to Jr. high kids and she has illustrated for books as well.