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1/20/2011

I love you on canvas


Instead of a card this year for Valentine's day, say I love you on canvas.  I picked up a 5x7 inch canvas at Michael's and set to work with my acrylic paint.  First I covered the canvas with broad strokes of pink and red paint making sure to also paint the sides, then I waited for it to dry.  Once it was dry I took alphabet letters that I bought in the scrapbook section and by mixing the different style letters was able to cover the canvas with this quote : " I love you not only for what you are but for what I am when I am with you."
I then painted on top of the letters in a gray paint blended with white.  As far as the painting goes there was no rhyme or reason to it, I just mixed colors until I liked what I saw and applied it the same way.  Once the gray paint was dry I then very carefully pulled off all the stickers so that you could see the pink/red paint colors.  Using a fine tip sharpie pen I outlined each letter in black to really make it pop!

Check out these websites for some quote inspiration:
http://www.1-love-quotes.com/
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/topics/topic_love.html
http://thinkexist.com/quotations/love/

Share your ideas for Valentine's day gifts in the comments section.

4 comments:

Odie Langley said...

Simple but very good work

Gretchen said...

Thanks. I'm a huge fan of simple. :)

HAT Mommy said...

Nice! Beautiful writing!

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