Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Diy art

This is part of a quote attributed to Marilyn Monroe, and there was just something about it that resonated me. Probably the part about madness :)
Found at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com
Here are the steps I took to make it.
I used an old canvas and spray painted it in silver to cover up the old design. I dry brushed a very small amount of orange and green on. The canvas is 24” x 24”
I designed the lettering using SCAL and cut it out of vinyl with my Cricut. Because my mat is only 24” X 12”, I had to cut the middle row of lettering in two and place it on another board layout.
               Imperfection 1imperfection 2
I then placed my lettering on my canvas, painted over top in black and then lifted the vinyl lettering off. I didn’t burnish it completely, so there was some bleeding, but I think it fits the theme “imperfection is beauty” , at least that’s my story :)
Found at JunkinJunky.blogspot.com


  1. Fantastic! She is amazingly quotable. Much smarter than people always thought. Savvy lady.

    Great job!

  2. Awesome! I love Marilyn!

  3. Hey Mel!
    I haven't been over to stalk you in a while, and it looks like it's my loss! What a great sign, and I love the technique. Please pardon me, I have some catching up to do.

  4. I think Marilyn was amazing! Love that quote and your wall-hanging turned out beautifully. Great job!

  5. Look at you churning out the fabulousness! Another great idea and quote with a great look :D