January 13, 2010

Word Art

I got these letters last week at Hobby Lobby, I liked the cool font and hey, they were white!! What better color to embellish than white? So…. off I went to doodle them up. I was a little unsure how the finish would take with the paints I used. But it worked really well. Next time I’d probably lightly sand the letters prior to starting. Just so the ink has something to hold on to.

Oh- and these were 50% off last week! Gotta love a sale!

Below are the inks I used! I really like the dropper inks, I have a couple pearlescent ones (blue and green), which makes a pretty cool effect once dry.

So, I finished the A on Sunday, then on Monday I did the R, rolling right along I thought I’d be all done on Tuesday, with the T until……….

Dropper Danger!

The little blue dropper had a clot in it…..and not thinking I just continued to squeeze that little dropper until…..S.P.L.A.T…..

I tried to wipe it off!!! What was I thinking???

Instead of throwing the letter away, I just painted the bad end with white paint x 3 and thankfully finished up my T today! I’m now proudly displaying them in my Studio (you know, my college son’s room that I’m imposing on). Simple and Fun!!

I know this word isn’t all that original! I could’ve done my 2010 word for the year, if I had one picked out yet. I’m giving myself the entire month of january to decide.

I’d love to see what you make for yourselves! Actually I challenge you to show me what you’ve made for yourself and displayed. I will stop by if you leave me a link!!

Thanks for stopping by, Eden


Janet said...

Your letters look fantastic! I really like them. And they look so happy and bright....plus they're a good reminder to make ART!

gypsy said...

Eden, I agree with Janet, these are fabulous! I dare you to NAME THAT ROOM. Tammy

Kathy said...


Eden said...

-Janet and Kathy, thank you for your encouraging words!!

-Tammy, you are so right, that room definitely needs a name! Being rather name-challenged this may take awhile!

Dawn said...

wow, wow! I LOVE IT! What a FANTASTIC idea!! I want to do a fun project for my room. I have yet to make anything for myself :) That really is fantastic

iHanna said...

Indeed a very cool font - and you made it even cooler with your drawings! gREAT Work!

Terri Kahrs said...

These are absolutely AWEsome!!!! You've done a fantastic job of it, and I'm sure they'll look great in your new studio! Hugs, Terri

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