I came across a wonderful quote/poem/inspiring words on Pinterest.
Do not let the world
make you hard.
Do not let the pain
make you hate.
Do not let the bitterness
steal your sweetness.
Take pride that
the rest of the world may disagree,
you still believe it to be
a beautiful place.
I fell in love and I knew I wanted that in my home, somewhere.
So I bought some stencils, canvas, and mixed up some paint and set to work.
I chose to keep the stencils in a sheet, rather than cut them out. This required me to either wait until the letter fully dried so I can move on to the next, do something about it. My patience isn't as great as it could be, so I whipped out the old (very old) hairdryer.
So I'm not thrilled with the progress. The paint is still seeping through the back and leaving marks all over the canvas. Which I could have lived with. It could have been a messy, graffiti look.
BUT - I made the classic Smash mistake. I stenciled the word 'hare' rather than hate. AAHHHH! Can you believe it?
You may remember the pallet sign incident with screwing up the words. This brought me back.
Then, like a genius, I did not measure the length of my lettering, and did not leave enough room for 'bitterness'. Now I'm bitter.
So, I scratched it - spray painted over it in white for use at another time. You may remember a time when I posted about having a temper tantrum. This was why.
I then grabbed another canvas (thanks Hobby Lobby for the two-pack) and free-handed it.
And it looked like a fifth grader did it.
So - my sister inspired me to try a great new idea. The idea is simple. Using glue, write out or draw your design. Paint over the dried glue. Then peel up the glue when all the pain has dried. Voila!
So I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Quickly I realized glue spreads. It spreads fast. Letters become globs.
I wrote it all out anyway and let it dry overnight.
Next I painted over the entire canvas.
When the paint finished drying, I peeled up all the glue.
It looked terrible. So I give up for now. I may revisit this another time. But now I must rest. Otherwise I might scream.