Saturday, June 22, 2013

Painted Poem Wall Decor


Hey everyone! You may or may not remember that I've been working on a gallery wall. So far I only have two pieces for the wall: Yarn-Wraped Initials and Polka Dot Ombre Painting. I've finally been working on adding a few more pieces. Here is the most recent one:



What you need:

  • Cricut or any other cutting machine or letter stickers
  • Canvas
  • Paint
A few months ago, Chris had written me a poem {yeah he is sweet like that}. Of course I loved it and it  gave me a craft idea. I wanted to take pieces of the poem and make a painted wall decor out of it!

First I picked the pieces of the poem I wanted displayed. Then I formatted the word in Cricut Craft Room.



I then cut out the letters with my Cricut.



Next I transfered the cut letters to canvases using transfer tape.


I used this this glitter vinyl stuff because I knew I would never actually use it for a project. But it didn't transfer well. On refection I should have used regular vinyl.

After all the letters were transferred, I painted the canvas and over the letters.



I peeled the letters off when the paint was still wet. The letters weren't perfect, so I touched them up with some white paint.


Yay it looks so good! I love walking by the wall and seeing this poem. It always makes me smile. : ) I'm truly lucky to be engaged to such a great guy!

I have one more piece of the gallery wall to show you guys {hopefully soon}. Then I will show you the whole gallery! So stay tuned!

*I am not affiliated in any way with Cricut, I just use their products.
stephanie

19 comments:

  1. Stephanie - Great project! It'll look really good on your gallery wall.

    Judy

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  2. Very nice poem! And really good job getting your type set. I have a Silhouette and it always makes my eyes cross. :-) And love the blue! Thank you for sharing at All Things Pretty!

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    1. Thank you. It was a bit of a tedious project but I just love how it turned out!!

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  3. Very pretty - I love the poem! Thanks for stopping by and linking up to Fluster Buster's Creative Muster Party! Looking forward to seeing what you're going to link up next week.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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    1. Thank you!! And thanks for hosting the link party. : )

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks for hosting the link party!!

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  5. Hi Stephanie, I might have to give this a try I have a Cricut. Thanks for linking up & sharing with me @ DearCretives.com I have to say I love using the Cricut online Studio. I finally updated my machine & went online for all the updates. Hope your having a great 4th of July. Theresa

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    1. I love the Circut online studio too! It makes using and designing a project with the Cricut much easier. Thanks for hosting the link party!

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  6. I'm sorry, am I the only who noticed "myself" is spelled wrong? Otherwise I love the project!

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    1. I did too... all the way through! Nice project, tho!

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    2. It's embarrassing to admit it but I didn't notice the spelling error at all! My sister actually pointed it out to me. But I am a terrible speller. : ) I did fix it and I wrote a post about it if you'd like to check it out! http://www.simplydreamandcreate.com/2013/06/correcting-painted-spelling-error.html

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