I had one last project in mind to add to my gallery wall in my front entryway. I wanted it to be personal and not a photograph. I had already made a wooden welcome sign and important dates sign. This was going to be one last piece of art that is special for our family. I decided to make a monogram.
I have seen several super cute ideas. Here are some of the ones that I found that might inspire you if you don’t want to paint, like I did.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas
Ultimately I wanted something that would not cost me anything and that I could make myself. I loved the button art and may one day do that, but I didn’t have enough buttons in the colors I would need. The quilling letter is amazing, but I wanted faster results and I have never done that before!
Source: Crazy for Crafts
So, I started searching for monogram “S” letters and pinning them to my gallery wall board on Pinterest for inspiration. I decided I would paint the monogram myself and frame it.
I settled on this design:
Source: Needle ‘n Thread
First, I printed the image out from my computer. I made it a full 8 1/2″ x 11″. The art paper I used was 9″ x 11″. I got out my light box (it is a cheapy one that I got for around $5.00, but it does the job). If it had been day time while I was working on the project, I may have just held the whole thing up to a window to trace the design.
After I had lightly traced the design, I painted the design on my paper using the design as a guide. After the paint dried, I carefully erased any pencil lines that were still showing through.
I felt like it was missing something, so I added some rhinestones, instead of painting in the little circles.
Lastly, I used some ribbon to act as a mat for the picture and I was all done!
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