Saturday, August 7, 2010

I finished a project. It's a miracle. 99.9% of the time I see something online and get all inspired, buy the supplies, and then poop out before it comes to fruition. I figured out the key is to promise the little people in your life that you'll do it - they're good accountability partners and artists to boot.
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These art canvas quote-a-ma-boards (also called Messy Masterpieces HERE) (and explained in more detail HERE) turned out perfect for the kidlets rooms. We're working right now on a mega-gia-normous one for the girls room...stay tuned.
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A quick how-to if you'd like to wow the littles in your life:
1. Purchase a pre-stretched canvas (2 pack $6.99 at Hobby Lobby), several paints (we used the cheap stuff), contact paper
2. Print the quote out large (like 200 size at least)
3. Trace the letters onto the contact paper
4. Make room in your schedule to sit for 2-3 hours of cutting, (it seriously takes so much longer than I thought it would). Cut out every letter
5. Arrange the letters onto the canvas as you'd like them
6. Remove the backing from each letter and place on the canvas
7. Allow the littles to make a messy paint masterpiece (we used paint brushes because the contact paper slides around fairly easily...the girls' "e" in "you're" demonstrates that nicely...I figured paint brushes would minimize the scootage)
8. Allow paint to dry completely
9. Remove the contact paper letters, finger nails required
10. Children smile and pose for final photographs

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