Part of my weekly routine includes scanning magazines in the pre-school pick up line. A few months back I came across this adorable artwork in an issue of Pottery Barn Kids…Of course, I wanted one. So cute, right!
Have all your supplies? Good. Let’s get started…
First, lay all pieces out on the canvas. You want to make sure it all fits and that it is centered. I always measure the width and work from the center out. Then I make sure the distance from my art to the edge of the canvas is the same on both sides.
2. Using the cut out letters as a stencil, trace the larger monogram letter and brackets on the top 1/3 to 1/2 of your canvas using a pencil. You can see my favorite type of pencil in the picture.
3. Trace “is for” just underneath, making sure to leave at least 1-1/2 inches between lettering above and below.
4. Tape the name just underneath. Make sure to measure and center the lettering.
5. All done…with this step.
Now, let’s move on to the painting step…
Using a paintbrush with a small tip, start painting in the middle and work your way out to the sides. I outlined the images and filled in the middle.
To create the center banner, I took a piece of the cardstock used to make the stencil and used the flat edge to draw a straight line above and below the “is for.” Then, I drew the indented triangle on both sides. If you want a perfect indent, use the corner of a piece of paper or book to trace around.
Using a paintbrush with a tiny tip, very carefully paint along the banner. I know some of you are laughing at me right now saying Haha…I cannot paint that straight of a line. My tip: Use a marker and trace the line. Sharpies come in all colors and very fine tips.
What do you think?
Hope your week is off to a creative start!