Wednesday, October 19, 2011


I found this idea from the always lovely Elsie from A Beautiful Mess. The mister had some old pieces of college art work that we wanted to re-purpose and this turned out to be the most perfect idea!

Supplies you need: old/new/used canvas or wood panel; Sticker letters (I found mine at Hobby Lobby in the stencil aisle), spray paint, X-acto knife.

STEP ONE: Prep your surface. I painted over the original painting with bright geometric shapes at random. It makes for a fun surprise in the end! Cut our your letters and play with spacing on your surface until you come up with a composition you love.

 STEP TWO: Place your letters ... make sure you don't have any air bubbles and that all letters are pressed down completely to avoid any paint bleeding under.

 STEP THREE AND FOUR: Spray paint your entire surface and let dry for at least an hour. Then carefully (I suggest using an X-acto knife) begin peeling off your letters.

STEP FIVE: Enjoy your new piece! 

*** Note: I did run into a sticky residue issue after I peeled the letters off. However, if you rub the surface with your fingers it comes off sorta of like rubber cement ***

I have been experimenting with this technique some on other projects as well, I definitely be showing them once they are complete... have fun creating!


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