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I love creating art. I love the Creator! And through that love, I find a little slice of heaven on earth and I give Him all the glory! It's a great adventure and I'm excited to see what's around the bend! Come join me, won't you?

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Art of Words ~

I have always loved words. And even as a young girl, I always enjoyed practicing my writing.  {although you wouldn't know that now!}  

But I have always enjoyed the art of words.

I had seen these words for quite awhile, but just couldn't get inspired much by them. Until I started decopauging with the painted canvases.  
I bought these large chipboard words, at Hobby Lobby late this summer when I was in Billings {the only Hobby Lobby in Montana} for a work conference.  They were quite inexpensive, less than $4 so I thought what the heck - a fun little experiment, if nothing else. 

I began with tissue paper, white and black, and then added other kinds of papers, too.  Sometimes I added acrylic paint for color.
And when I purchased them, I thought they would be so fun to decopauge with tissue paper, paints, and more... {and they were!}
I even added some acrylic words... words on top of words!
I was inspired to try my hand at these, preparing for the November Show at Liberty Village Arts Center.  I think they are a fun craft for kids, and thought that since some of the art classes would come through the show, it might inspire them, too.
It was sweet to add some of these little acrylic word embellishments I've had in my scrapbooking supplies from years ago. I also added some stamps, put paint through punchinella, and used all kinds of fun, colored paints to the one's below.
This would be a very fun activity for young kids {of any age - ahem!} like ~ say to keep kids occupied over the Christmas holidays. They could personalize them in {at least} a dozen different ways, or more!
They could write love notes, on top of the love word!  Or... their favorite things... their favorite words!  Poems they had written... or anything at all...
It all begins with simple word... a little imagination and lots of decopauge.  {and lots of soap and water for simple clean-up~}

EnJOY!

9 comments:

Robbie said...

Golly! So much talent!!! These are wonderful!!!! Love the words! AND I love, my pin!!! It arrived today!!! THANK YOU..THANK YOU...I'll be blogging tomorrow about it!!! I'm going to put it on my coat and even wear it to Florida!!! Thanks so much!

elle said...

Well, isn't that clever! I'll be looking for these words. I've seen letters. Super idea for the grand kiddies. thanks!

Margaret Applin said...

I LUV, LUV, LUV "Laugh"!!!! So totally awesome!!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

How wonderful! My teen granddaughters would love this! If they are able to come this year I will try to have the things they would need so they can play :*) Thanks for the inspiration (as always!)

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

I am a lover of words too, Leslie! These are gorgeous. Gorgeous.

Donna said...

I absolutely adore text, and all your words are very cool! I love them! You did an awesome job.

About a month ago, I was going to buy letters that spelled both of my grandson's names so that we could work on them together, and they could hang them in their room. I got sidetracked and forgot about it but you just reminded me.

Thank you and have a spectacular day Leslie!
D~~~~

patchouli moon studio said...

I like this and I have always enjoyed decoupage too. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

prayer is my word. please pray for me tomorrow. i fell on monday and broke my wrist pretty badly. surgery for a plate tomorrow around 11 est. thanks dear friend.

Barb N said...

So fun! I'm still a kid at heart. Can I come and play decoupage with you? Fun, fun, fun.

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