‘I wish the world was flat like the old days then I could travel just by folding a map. No more airplanes or speed-trains or freeways. There’d be no distance that could hold us back’ – ‘The New Year’, Death Cab for Cutie
As I’ve just started a new job I’ve had very little time to do anything remotely interesting this week, so I’ve decided to share something that I made a while ago. I wanted to fill an empty space on my living room wall, but didn’t have the funds to buy something. Seeing as I had two plain canvases lying around I decided to use them to make some song lyric wall art:
I have to admit that I was once again inspired by a Pinterest find, these pictures, that were seemingly made by attaching wooden letters to a small canvas and then painted over with a neutral colour. I loved the simplicity of them and the three-dimensional effect that the letters created, so I created my own version.
I couldn’t find wooden letters anywhere, but was able to find flatter, and much larger, cardboard letters (which were all mixed together in a bargain bin and look about 2 hours of searching to find). I began by laying out the letters to spell out the lyrics and then just glued them on the canvases, waited for the glue to dry, and applied about 5 layers of acrylic paint to get everything to the same shade of white.
I am really pleased with the overall effect, although my inferior photos don’t really do it justice. Such a simple technique really makes a big impression. I’ve even had a few people thinking that I carved them!