So I go shopping for some wooden letters. On a previous shopping expedition I had bought 5 wooden frames for another purpose. But instead bought 3 more frames… and decided to cut out letters using designer paper and make frame like art and hang them.
These are simple wood frames sold at Michaels for $1 a piece. Now 3 of them broke and I had to use Gorilla Glue to put them together. That is one strong glue =)
I used Gesso to paint the frames. Gesso is base paint to prep non porous surfaces. I had seen people use it on their projects and have heard it helps a lot. I had not found it until my last shopping trip to Michaels.
The frames came with a little chipboard backing that had ideas to decorate the frame. I just covered it with black Cardstock to give a dark base. With stencils, I cut out GAMETIME in a designer paper and used 3-d Glue foams to pop the letters up.
Finally I put the letters in the frame. But that white gesso was not what I wanted. I had bought some brown paint as well, but did not want to cover the whole frame brown as well. So instead I used some Distress ink ( Tim Holtz Collection)- Brown and Olive colors. I just swiped the ink pads over the frame. I loved how it turned out =)
Now that I was happy about how it looked, it was time to hang it up. Instead of hanging it of something. I just used Command velcro strips to stick them to the wall.
One last time =)
yayyy for another wall art finally on the wall =)
Until next time,