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« on: August 31, 2015 03:34:40 PM »

While helping my mom clean out her attic, we came across a box of craft supplies that a friend had given to her. Inside the box, was a supply of vinyl letter & number stickers in a variety of sizes. I recently saw this quote, and thought it would look neat using the different sizes of stickers.

It's a slight modification of the original Voltaire quote, but the essence is the same Smiley

First, I stuck down the letters (I fixed that letter E before I painted). I didn't measure or use a ruler to keep things centered and straight- I just eyeballed it- so there might be a bit of unevenness happening.




Next, I hit it with some spray paint (I was very happy to have yellow on hand- I was afraid I'd shift the letters if I used craft paint and a sponge brush).




In the time it took me to go inside and get the Xacto knife to lift off the letters, at least 4 insects had landed on it. Before the paint dried, I picked off the letters (and the bugs), using the Xacto knife.



I was pretty impressed with the nice clean lines. And, I didn't have a letter D for "GOOD" so I made it using a letter B, and you can only tell if you look close Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2015 06:41:35 AM »

 That turned out very neat and I love that you used such a bright and vibrant color!
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015 12:34:50 PM »

Thanks, gozer! I was lucky that I had all of the supplies on hand. That should tell you something about my craft stash Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2015 06:46:46 AM »

Such a good quote and great job! Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2015 11:40:09 AM »

Thanks, HSG! It's definitely a little wobbly looking, but I didn't want to draw lines on the paint, so I can live with it. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2015 11:29:58 AM »

I love this!  I am exploring the techniques to do some stencilling this year...this one looks like one I should try first!  Thanks for sharing it...it turned out really nice and I love that it has a bit of wonkiness! Grin
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« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015 03:44:19 PM »

Thanks, alwaysinmyroom! To me, it looks more wobbly in the photo, but I still don't mind it in real life. And, I need to think of another project I can use the letters on. I don't know if I can spell out too many things with what I have left, so I might have to use them in something a bit more "arty." Maybe I can create backgrounds with them...
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« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2015 05:48:33 AM »

I did a challenge once where you randomly pick two letters and then write words and do some sort of art around those two words...it was fun!

I wonder if anyone else would be interested enough to make it some sort of craftalong?
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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2015 03:49:27 PM »

I did a challenge once where you randomly pick two letters and then write words and do some sort of art around those two words...it was fun!

I wonder if anyone else would be interested enough to make it some sort of craftalong?

There's an idea... two, actually!
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