Since this inspired a mini makeover in our master bathroom, I will have a before and after post following the project tutorials that I did to transform our bathroom (which there were several). I will go ahead and state that we previously had chinese sayings/orchids/etc. as decor (which I had grown tired of), and we have now transformed to a personalization theme.
When I saw this idea on Pinterest, I fell in love. Here is where I addressed my desire to do this project several months ago here on this blog. I knew I wanted to do something similar. While I didn't do mine like my "pinspiration", I am glad they got my creative juices flowing. I discussed with my husband, and we settled on doing the song "Valentine" by Jim Brickman. This was in our wedding. I've also explained the significance of this song in several past posts, such as here. Here is a close up look of the finished project:
Materials for this project included:
- My Silhouette CAMEO
- Coordinations Scrapbook paper
- Sander (to sand scrapbook paper)
- Distress Ink and sponge
- 12" x 12" Canvases
- Mod Podge (to adhere scrapbook paper to canvas)
- Picture hangers
- Enamel Spray
- I wanted a weathered finish to my project, so I purchased a special scrapbook paper, Coordinations, which allows different techniques such as crumbling, sanding with sander, staining, etc. The first step I did was crumble and sand to bring out an antique finish.
- With my Silhouette CAMEO software, I formatted each scrapbook paper and printed each scrapbook paper separately. This was done with the sketch pen. The CAMEO only did an outline of the words...SOOO...
- I carefully colored in each and every letter, word, etc. with my fine point sharpie....(see why it took a while...this is where my perfectionism comes in handy!).
- Once I had all of the words filled in with sharpie, I began distressing the paper with distress ink, using a sponge. This aged the scrapbook paper even more (in addition to the previous sanding).
- When this is all completed and dry, I mod podged the scrapbook paper onto 12" x 12" canvases. I was careful not to get the mod podge on the front because I didn't want to blur the front.
- As a finishing touch, I sprayed Enamel Spray on the front to seal the work.
- Finally, super glue a picture hanger on the back....and then the fun begins...equal spacing and remaining level on the wall!!! I'm blessed to have a patient husband!
Here is a close up look at the finished project again:
Since this song is so sentimental to us, this project makes my heart smile each time I enter our master bathroom. However, it could be altered several different ways. A favorite scripture, poem, etc. Then, there are several ways of even creating it that could be altered to make it personalized different; because I did mine very different from "pinspiration". I love having "things of meaning around me (i.e. scripture, phrases I love, this song, etc.)...So, what do you think? Do you like having special words, poems, scriptures of meaning in your home? Would love to hear what you think...
This is just the beginning of quite a few posts from our bathroom transformation...so, hope you enjoy. Like I said...the general theme is "personalization". So, I hope you come back to see more of the transformation. At the end, I plan to have a before and after wrap up. Hope you are having a wonderful day.