I had been longing to inscribe Proverbs 31:25 on something to hang on my wall in the dorms at OU. "She is clothed in strength and dignity and laughs without fear of the future." Sometimes I need a reminder to laugh; the future isn't only my responsibility. It's ultimately not up to me. I scrolled through my Pinterest boards looking for inspiration but didn't find anything I wanted to copy. So I made up my own project.
Canvas: I used a really big one. I'm not so great at the measuring thing.
Paint: I went with brown because I wanted it to have a wooden air.
Beads: I chose a pale pink in two different sizes because I wanted a more textured look.
Jewels (optional): I used jewels for my accent words, "laugh" and "future", for some variety.
Glue: I haven't tested gravity yet, as the finished project still has residence on my bedroom floor, but so far Elmer's glue hasn't failed me in this endeavor.
Step One: Paint your canvas. I'm cheap so I purchased paint that was on sale for $1.27 so it ended up being streaky. Several coats may be in order, depending on the quality of your paint choice.
Step Two: Pick out the phrase close to your heart. This part is important, WRITE IN PENCIL FIRST. Write out the words so that you know exactly how it will fit on the surface, and this way you merely need to trace the letters with the rest of your supplies.
|Cover the letter with glue before placing beads|
|The Final Product (maybe I should clean my room sometime)|
|Shari's birthday present. No mistakes!|