Sometimes when I get into a creative slump (or a heat-induced stupor, as was the case this week), I just go to GoodWill. There's always so much random stuff in there that I'm bound to find something interesting enough to spark an idea.
This time did not disappoint. Lookie here:
Sorry to any fans of colorful abstract art, but this is pretty terrible. It spoke to me, but in that horrifying whisper that says, "Did you see the new Dynasty last night?" I decided to get it anyway because it was only $1.99, and I've been looking for something to use in this project for a while. Something worthy of hiding.
Before I get ahead of myself, let me tell you what you need overall:
--a painting/print you don't mind covering up (an ugly one!)
--a favorite quote or song lyrics
First, take those stickers and spell out the quote/lyric you want to use. It may look something like this:
Pardon the cacophony. It doesn't matter how insane the stickers look because you're just going to paint over everything. I used my good ol' oil-rubbed bronze that's seen action in about five projects so far:
Let the paint dry for about an hour. Then, peel those stickers off. This was the most time-consuming part, and it only took about 10 minutes:
If there's any paint ooze that worked its way under the stickers, you can just scrape it off with your fingernail or the edge of a credit card. There shouldn't be much.
Now leave the piece to cure for another few hours (or overnight to be safe) and you're done!
Has anybody else done this project? Or used a favorite quote/lyric elsewhere? Are you recovering from a heat stupor as well? (Today is mercifully cooler, thank god.)
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