I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did! I think I’m still full.
This the second part of a 2 part craft post. To catch up to speed make sure you read The Most Frustrating Craft Part 1.
After a few days of staring at my lopsided, word missing, wonky wall art, I decided to start over.
There was no way I was cutting out individual stencils again, so I hopped on Amazon and ordered these stencils. They were smaller in height than the stencils I made, so there should be room for every word.
I painted it white and began painting away with the stencils.
When I was finished I realized two things. I forgot the word 'For' again.
The words were not lined up symmetrically. I envisioned the first letter and the last letter in each row to be on the edge of pallet, to give it a very symmetrical, square look.
The misaligned words I may have been able to live with. But I could not live without the word ‘For’.
I realized I had to start over, again.
At this point - I began swearing. I began swearing a lot. This had officially become the most frustrating craft ever.
I really liked the placement of ‘You’, ‘My’ and “Heart.’ So I covered those up with newspapers and covered the bad words with white spray paint.
This is when I realized the white wall paint I had been using is completely different than the white spray paint.
More swear words.
I didn’t care at this point. I was determined to keep going, finish this and move on.
This final time, I lined up the stencils and words the way I really wanted it, and got to spraying.
Too bad the stencils were made of paper. I had painted them too many times and when I lifted the stencil, the paint had seeped through on multiple letters.
|I used this lighting to show you the difference between the two whites. It may not be super noticeable to you, but I can see it and it drives me crazy!|
I have the accurate words, lined up the way I wanted it, but now I had multiple shades of white with messy letters.
Sometime in the future I will use a very small paint brush and use white paint .I will clean up the messy blue letters. But for now, I give up. This craft has gotten the best of me. Perfection is something I am not good at. This will just have to do for now.
Preview: In a few weeks, I'm going to show you step-by-step how GB and I have completely redone our sun room. This is where this art is living for now. I'll show you how it looks in it's new home.