I can’t believe that August is on it’s way out and September will be here any day! I love September. I love the cooler nights and Fall in the air. Also, my birthday is in September. I am going to be 49 in just a few weeks!
Another reason I love this time of year is I get the bug…the bug to redecorate! Not just seasonal! Yes I am working on Spooky Spark!
But I’m talking about in my home. The change of seasons get’s me de-junking and re-decorating!
Here’s what i started with:
1. All black and white Scrapbooking papers.
2. A Large Canvas
3. Black Paint
8. Foam Brush
9. Measuring tape or ruler.
The first thing i did was cut my Scrapbooking Paper into Squares.
The squares were 2×2 not perfect just randomly cut.
I chose a quote and designed how I wanted to lay it out onto my canvas. Then measured and marked according to how many lines i needed.
ie: i needed 7 lines so i measured every 3 inches.
Adhere Scrapbooking paper squares to your canvas in rows, using mod podge.
(let this dry completely, this is the TRICK for success)
Lay out your quote using your Hazel & Ruby Stencil Masks.
The beauty of the Stencil Masks are they are re-positional so you can get it exactly how you want it to, space them and re-configure etc.
(I let go of having them be PERFECT and just go with it)
Once your Stencil Masks are where you want, making sure they are flat and adhered to your project paint!
The key here is coverage! I did 2 coats.
LET DRY COMPLETELY!
then carefully pull off your Stencil Masks! (the fun part)
Once all my Stencil Masks were off I took a Chalk pen and outlined all of my letters to give it that Chalked look.
I love the results!
I love having quotes in my home. I love the look of the mix between Subway are and Chalk art!
I edged it with the Distress Paint to finish it off!
Here is my finished piece!
Can’t wait to hang it!
Wait in-between each layer! Let it DRY!
Smaller prints look best.
I hope you’re inspired to create one of your own!
Here’s to Fall, dejunkin, re-decorating & turning 49!