This idea is was wholeheartedly inspired by this pin. I loved this canvas piece of art and wanted to try it for myself. I have an old dictionary that’s fallen to pieces, actually I inherited this from an work colleague when I left that job and moved on, somehow it ended up in my box of stuff! I dig it out any time I need text pages and think about the good old days when I worked in the job center!
So I just started writing letters on book pages using a sharpie. I picked a sharpie because I knew I’d use gel medium to adhere the letters and I didn’t want my drawn lines to bleed.
I used paint for the coloured letters, again so they wouldn’t run when covered in gel medium.
The letters were cut out with scissors and as the paper is so thin I managed to even cut out the middles of the letters with scissors too.
A cheap and cheerful small canvas was used.
And painted red around the edge of the canvas. My lines are not that straight but it’s handmade right!
And in the spirit of trying to use some of that inspiration I get from all my pins I picked a saying from one of my boards. I laid out the combination of words a couple of different ways.
I liked the second one best.
I got out the gel medium and started sticking down the letters. I always apply a coat of gel to the canvas then adhere the letters and cover the letters carefully with more gel.
You have to put a good layer on.
And I use my fingers to apply and smooth out the gel taking care not to wrinkly the letters as I smooth the gel out. Nothing like getting messy.
And here it is all finished.
Adore it, as usual with anything I make. Ha!
And I didn’t stop there….
My original inspirations was too good not to try too.
This was so much and easy to do I have a feeling I’ll be making more to give away as gifts!