I started by heading out to Michael's with my trusty Michael's coupon app on my phone which saves me 40% on one item and 20% on my entire purchase. I picked up some craft smart craft paint for only $0.69 each in various shades of green and a bright yellow. I already had a metallic green paint that I had picked up some months ago.
I wanted to paint the greens in a gradient and then reverse it. This was a slight variation on the original Pin from Pinterest. Did I mention that this is a quote from Henry David Thoreau? That guy writes the best stuff. ;)Anyway, I separated the lines by about 2" and used a ruler to draw a faint pencil line to help keep me in check.
The only other purchase I made for this project (also from Michael's) were these stencils. One package for $5.99 contained 1" and 3/4" letters in both capital and lower case. Plus I was able to use my 40% off coupon on that item. I already had canvas and paint brushes.
I then just went to town painting my letters. I didn't care too much if the paint went out of the 'lines' of the stencil as long as the letter was still readable. I think this adds character and makes it unique. Even though I am basically copying the design from Pinterest, I don't mind it looking like the homemade project that it is.
Here is the finished product. The only thing I would do differently is try to draw an even fainter pencil line. I was unable to get all of it off and in some spots you can still see it. Oh well, I still love it and can't wait to hang it in Atticus' bedroom.
What projects have you done or have been inspired from Pinterest?