I really like the canvas word art that has become popular. But most of it is sadly out of my price range. So I decided I can either keep looking wistfully, or come up with a way to do something similar on my own.
I started off with some text that I wanted to use. I chose 1 Corinthians 13, since that chapter was read at my wedding. Plus, let's be honest - who couldn't use a good reminder of what love is from time to time? I picked out the words that described what love is, and then I played around with arranging them, using some chipboard letters I had left over.
After I figured out what order I wanted the words to be in, I transfered the letters onto the canvas I was going to use.
I initially was going to tape the letters onto the canvas before the next part, but I had the idea to use stickers instead. Not only did I save time by not having to tape down each letter, I also got to mix and match the font.
After I arranged the stickers in place of the letters, it was time to paint. I was going to do a solid black coat of paint, but my can of black spray paint is apparently running low. I ended up really liking how this looked.
After the paint was dry, I peeled off the stickers. I left the ones that spell out love to give the work some visual interest.
After I was through, I liked the end result so much that I made a similar canvas using Philippians 4:8.
I already had the paint and the stickers for this project. The only thing I had to buy was the 2-pack of canvas for $7 at Hobby Lobby. Not to bad, huh?