I LOVE word art… but I don’t have a cameo or a cricut 🙁 So I always felt like I couldn’t make pretty word art like everyone else. Until one day months and months ago I came across a tutorial on using chalk on the back of your design. Of course now I have no idea where I saw it and I didn’t pin it… silly me! So I thought I’d show you how I made this Ombre Word Art WITHOUT Vinyl 🙂
What you need:
Chalk (a contrasting color to what you’re painting is Ideal)
Paints – 2 or 3 shades of the same color, white, and a contrasting color for the text.
8×10 canvas or piece of wood
Paintbrushes – fine tipped for the outline, one slightly larger and flat to fill in the letter, and one for blending in the ombre colors
Newspaper to make clean up easier
Start by laying your canvas flat on top of newspaper. Using the darkest paint, squeeze a line at the top of the canvas. Paint to the edges and a third of the way down. Add the next paint in the same manner. Be sure to blend them together. Add white at the bottom, blend well.
Allow the paint to completely dry.
Using your computer and printer, print the desired saying in a Bold font with straight lines. Flip that sheet over and on the BACK scribble over the words with the chalk. Making sure to leave as thick a layer as possible.
Place the quote on top of the canvas, right side up and tape in place. Using a pen or pencil trace along the edge of the letters using consistent pressure.
Once all the letters are traced, carefully remover the tape and sheet, revealing the chalk letters. With a fine tipped brush carefully outline the letter in white paint. Using a slightly larger paintbrush, carefully fill in each letter as you go. Working from top to bottom.
Once the paint is completely dry use a damp clothe or paper towel to remove the left over chalk.
And there you have your word art without using any vinyl! I think I’m going to go make another one now! 🙂
I’ll be back in a couple hours to announce the official name of my new lace clutches and the winners! 🙂 Check back soon!