Remember I said I was going to make this into a canvas?
Well I did! I didn't even procrastinate with this project!
I started out placing sticker letters on the canvas (I used a piece of paper to give me a straight edge, probably should use something a little more reliable next time). If you notice, this canvas is smaller than the finished product. I started putting the letters down and realized the saying wouldn't totally fit on this canvas. Luckily, I had purchased the next size up (because they were having a good sale at Michael's, plus 15% discount for being a "teacher").
I bought two packs of letters, but didn't have enough of some of the letters. I had to paint over sections, then remove the letters I needed to place lower on the canvas. Next time, I'm buying four packs!
When I painted, I dotted paint on top of the letters, then smoothed it out. That way I got paint in all of the nooks of the fancy letters.
I did have an apostrophe in "you're". When I painted it, the apostrophe came off (boo). So I had to draw one in there (because no one likes bad grammar.. now there will be something wrong in my blog post, haha).
Once I painted everything, I started to take all the letters off. The paint bled under some of the letters. If there was a lot, I was able to wipe most of it off with my nails. Maybe next time I will try spray paint?
Finished! This is not its permanent home. I just didn't have time to hang it up, so I just placed it on Hunter's bookshelf. It will stay in his room, just on a different wall. Now that I have 3 other canvases, I have to find more things to do!
I think it turned out pretty okay for my first one. If I make another one with letters, I will make sure I have all the letters and they will all be one before I start to paint so I can have a nice, smooth consistency of paint.