Monday, July 12, 2010

Anniversary Week: The Art

-On Friday, Sun Kissed Husband and I will be celebrating 16 years of marriage.  To commemorate this, I will be posting wedding, honeymoon, and anniversary related posts this week.

Today we are making “art”.  I used a white foam board I got for free from our neighbors’ garage sale leftovers.  You know the stuff that doesn’t sell and at the end of the garage sale people leave out on the curb with a big "Free" sign on it and little by little manages to disappear.  Except our neighbors don’t throw things away.  They don’t have to, they have me!  Ok, ok, on with the project.  I spray painted the entire front and the sides of the foam board in aqua blue.  Using my printer, I printed wording from our wedding invitation and placed them on the board to trace.

I filled in the letters with off-white paint.  My letters came out a little shaky.  I don’t have a steady hand to start with but to top it off, I was watching a Louis C.K. stand up show and I was laughing. Out loud.  Hard. His routine about kids cracks me up.  I’m going off track again.

After I finished, I thought it lacked umph.  I sprayed painted the back of the foam board and painted a little heart and used that as my tester. 

I rubbed a little walnut color stain with a paper towel. 

I liked the depth it gave it so I did it on the flip side.  Except, this time, I used a little too much stain and the wording wasn’t as visible.

Sooo, I re-painted the letters with the off-white.  And viola!

I’ll show you where I’m displaying it next week. I

Yanet  IIIII

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6 Sunny Notes:

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Whoa!!! Very fabulous!! Your latest follower!! Can't wait to see what else you come up with!

Inspired by you said...

Thanks for commenting on my Miss Mustard Seed look alike. You are very talented. I never would have guessed that was a piece of foam board!

Jami said...

Just Beautiful!
smiles!

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Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

What a creative idea, it looks great!!!

AM from White House, Black Shutters said...

I've been contemplating making some wall art using foam board, and I think this just made the decision for me. Thanks for sharing, I really like how this turned out!

-Ann Marie

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

so creative and it looks so great. Im going to have to make me one.....