Pinterest Inspiration Easy Peasy Project Week is over!
Today is day 7 of my quest to pare down my "things I will make" board on Pinterest. My goal was 7 projects in 7 days. I finished 5 projects ( and read 2 of the Hunger Games books).
Project 5: Today's Project...
I have always loved the hymn "It Is Well" and when I saw the inspiration piece I knew I had to make something like it.
This is a painting by Ashley Kossick and was her original Pin. The link here should take you to her Pin board. I didn't find any other information about her.
To make my version I did the following:
- used a wooden canvas that I removed from a frame. I bought the frame at an estate sale and the picture was horribly unattractive so I used the oil painting as my base for this decoupage.
- picked out scrapbook paper to use as my background
- painted water around the edges to tear off sharp edges of paper. I also painted a line down the middle and tore the papers in half
- covered the canvas with ModgePodge and attached scrapbook papers across the board in the desired pattern
- covered the pieces with ModgePodge
- cut out letters from old piano music
- attached letters with ModgePodge and covered with ModgePodge
- drew and cut out bird/branch
- attached bird and branch and covered with ModgePodge
Notice this really looks bad. Decoupaging scrapbook paper tends to wrinkle paper because it is water based. The texture on the oil painting also made a considerable pattern underneath the paper. A good part of the wrinkles go away when the paper dries up.
- Trim off the extra paper - it took about 1 1/2 widths of paper to span the canvas. I staggered the seams where they overlapped so there wouldn't be one huge seam going down the picture.
- ModgePodge the edges of the canvas and the paper and wrap around the edges of the board.
- paint on a couple more layers of ModgePodge. I pounced the brush instead of making brush strokes
- let it dry completely
- attach whatever you want to use for hanging - I have done nothing yet because I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet.
It is nice and springy and goes with the birds on my mantel - so I will leave it there for now.
It's kinda pretty . I wish I had used bigger words. But I did not. Actually I printed out letters that were WAY too big and I guess I overcompensated when I made them smaller. I like the way the original had two sizes of letters. I must have zoned out on that when I was making them. It sucks to have 3/4 of a brain.
I think I might experiment with framing it I think a dark frame will bring out the musical notes in the letters. Maybe?
UPDATE! There is a new and improved version of this project here. I did it again and think it looks much better! Check it out!
I'm glad my week of projects is over. PHEW! It was a lot of pressure. Each project really was easy peasy. That dang letter H was the hardest but should have been the easiest! I really wanted to get a wreath made for my front door during this time. But I did not. Maybe tomorrow. Then I really need to do a piece of furniture. I'm a little ashamed of how many pieces I have that I need to get done.....
More about that later.
Have a great evening. I am going to go grab a burger and see The Hunger Games. I'm pretty excited about that! "May the odds be ever in your favor"
Make something wonderful today! See what you can get done when you put your mind to it...
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