A name is like art

I am totally obsessed with Pinterest and I think I’ve made that clear in my recent posts.  Well here’s another idea I got from a Pin, I can’t find the link though.  Anyway it’s totally easy.  I got some 8×10 canvass at Hobby Lobby and some blue painters tape. I used the tape to shape Lily’s name, luckily her name is all straight lines. Another idea I saw was to use vinyl letters in place of the tape.  Once the tape is all stuck down (and I had to keep pressing it down, it wanted to pop up so badly) Lily and I painted the canvases.  I don’t normally paint with her, but I found with the last canvases she painted that if she left globs they cracked as they dried so I would spread the paint around. I also helped out because I wanted the whole canvases covered.  Once the paint was dry we pulled the tape up.  I love how they turned out.  The paint bleed a bit under the tape, but I think it adds to the whimsy of the paintings.

The L from Lily's name before it was finished

She started out painting the tape, I had to explain a dozen times that the blue part was coming off and she needed to paint the white part.  She finally got it.

The L from Lily's name before it was finished

Do you see the sideways cat?

The capital L in Lily

The I in Lily

Sorry about the blurry pictures.

the little L in Lily

The Y in Lily

Lily's canvas name together

I love how they turned out.  We had a hard time deciding where to put them up and finally decided on the wall of the family room above the animal clings.  I love how it all came out.  This wall is right at the top of the stairs so it’s the first thing you see when you come up. It’s great.

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