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I found this at a local thrift store:
The canvas measures 36 inches square. The frame adds another inch.
I couldn't have bought a canvas this size on sale for this price!
So I took out some lovely gesso and got to work on Plan A for this giant canvas.
Now I needed some words, for texture:
And to apply the pages/words I needed my favorite medium :)
One coat of Gesso later:
Then I started adding pages.
Then breaktime was over so I went back to work with evidence that I was creating at home.
All the words are added now for some lovely COLOR!
Bright, happy, energetic this is what I was feeling and now for the phrase I wanted to add.
I cut the lettering out of vinyl with my Cricut.
Then I carefully layed out my phrase. We are almost at the part where I had to go to
Now a layer of Black Gesso.
And even more Color!
And now, when I tried to peel up the vinyl letters, it peeled up everything, even my dictionary pages. I blame impatience and using the wrong type of vinyl. I should have used a lower tack vinyl and let the stuff dry way longer before trying to add the letters and then paint over... ugh impatience is NOT a virtue.
But again my fingers bore evidence of some well spent crafty time at home, and my mood was super elevated!
Plan B involved cutting paper letters out and then altering them with stamps and glimmermist for a really cool look. I used painter's tape as a guide to position my letters.
Yeah this would work!
I liked it so much, I signed and dated the front! Now how to make the frame look good...
Oh yeah, there's still that dictionary!
Right now I can honestly say that this is the best thing I've ever created for myself.
All my pain went in and all the joy I crave came out.
This quote is from the original Muppet Movie. In fact, I looked it up for you, thanks youtube!
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