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Decorated Wall Letters

By: Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
Debbie Saenz
My name is Debbie Saenz and I’ve had a passion for creating art ever since I was a young child. Through the years, I’ve enjoyed working with many different art mediums and I’m always excited to learn new techniques. My heart’s desire is to inspire people through my art. My latest passion is mixed-media…It’s like a melting pot of all the mediums I love! Come learn more about me and my creative journey on my blog, A Creative Life, at: http://debbiesaenz.typepad.com
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Skill Level: Intermediate
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Supplies

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sunflower, 2 oz.
Item #432
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Purple Lilac, 2 oz.
Item #439
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Sky Blue, 2 oz.
Item #465
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Wicker White, 2 oz.
Item #901
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home decor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Licorice, 2 oz.
Item #938
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Fresh Foliage, 2 oz.
Item #954
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

$1.59

Mod Podge ® Paper - Gloss, 8 oz.
Item #CS11238
Mod Podge ® Paper is an acid free formula. It is non-tacky and perfect for paper crafts. Still quick-drying for multiple coat build up, Mod Podge ® Paper dries clear and holds tight. Cleans up easily while wet with soap and water. Certified AP non-toxic; waterbase.

$7.99

Other Supplies
Paper mache letters to spell the word of your choice
Bandana style scrapbook paper (one sheet for each letter)
Prima paper flowers
Making Memories Crystal brads - bright med circle
Purple ribbon (10 inches)
1¼" metal rim tag
Purple permanent marker
Foam brush
1" paint brush
Hot glue gun
Craft knife

Instructions

  1. Paint the front of each letter Wicker White; dry.
  2. Paint the sides of each letter a different color to match your paper; dry.
  3. Using the 1" paint brush, dip in paint and use a paper towel to blot excess paint, dry brush the colored sides of each letter with Licorice. Paint the top edges Licorice to add definition and give a border to your letters.
  4. Trace each letter onto the back side of each of the patterned paper (flip the letters backwards to have it come out correctly). Use an craft knife to cut the paper as you trace.
  5. Decoupage the papers to each letter using Mod Podge Paper (matching the colors); dry.
  6. Touch up the edges of each letter with Licorice making sure a slight border is visible.
  7. Seal the tops and sides of each letter with a coat of Mod Podge Paper; dry.
  8. Assemble flowers (one for each letter), coordinating colors with brads and use hot glue to attach to each letter (refer to photo).
  9. “Color” the metal rim part of the tag using a purple permanent marker and write “Sweet” on the tag.
  10. Tie the ribbon around the first letter attaching the tag.
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Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

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