DIY: Proverbs 3:5 Wall Art + Printable

Eek! I’m so excited this project turned out how I hoped it would!

Madeline’s new room has a little bit of a heart theme so when I saw this on Pinterest a few months ago I thought it would be perfect for her wall.

 

 

Unfortunately, I never could figure out where it originated from, exactly, since there was no link back to the original creator.

So I decided to try my own.

And since I’m not very artistic I was pretty much prepared for failure.

But guess what?

It actually turned out okay!

It wasn’t that hard, either, just a little bit time-consuming.

Luckily, I had plenty of time to work on it while waiting for coats of pink paint to dry on the walls.

(BTW, no more mauve = happy momma!)

First, I painted my canvas panel (11×14, but in retrospect 8×10 would have worked better).

Second, while the background was drying, I created a document for my template.

Then, I painstakingly cut the letters out using my trusty x-acto knife and attached it to the canvas using re-positionable glue (which I found at Michaels for .49 on clearance a few months back. Score!)

Finally, I painted several very thin layers of acrylic paint, let it dry for a bit, then peeled back the stencil, and voila!

My stencil was an 8×10 so it probably would look a little better if I had used that size of canvas, but I’m still pretty happy with it overall.

I didn’t paint the reference on, either, although I’m still debating on adding that.

Since I was pretty worried that it would be a failure I saved my document so I could use that in a frame instead.

It’d be a much easier alternative, so I thought I’d share it here in case anyone wants a copy. 🙂

Proverbs 3:5 Doc

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16 thoughts on “DIY: Proverbs 3:5 Wall Art + Printable”

  1. Just stopped by to let you know that I featured your ruffle baby shoes on my round tuit post this week!
    Round Tuit 91
    Thanks again for linking up! Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  2. Great JOB! We are getting ready to paint at our place. Stay tuned for the updates. LOL

  3. I think it looks wonderful. Sometimes it’s worth the effort. I love doing DIY projects because then it makes your decor unique and no one can go and buy it.:0)

  4. I’m dropping by as the guest judge on The CSI Project this week. I love how this turned out. I actually really like it on the bigger canvas so you get a bigger punch of that gorgeous blue. Great job!

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