Well I've always loved it and deep down inside I knew I could make it. I think it was destiny for me to have it because last week while lurking online, I discovered this site and tutorial.
Isn't it loverly?!!! Well her tutorial was so thorough that I came out looking like a total genius I tell ya! Click on the link and see for yourself.
She's a special education teacher just like me! Gah! I love it! Here's my version of this art.
First I started with a blank canvas that I had bought at Ross for $2.00. It's 18x24. Who knew Ross had art supplies? I stocked up on crap!
So I took Paisley's advice from her tutorial and I glued pages from an old Puerto Rican phonebook I stole after my last vacation. What the hell was I going to do with it? Who knows how my brain works? I modge podged this by the way.
After the Modge was dry I covered the whole canvas with a coat of left over hallway paint. It just so happened to be the right kind of antique-ish white.
While the paint dried, I took the time to cut some vinyl numbers in various fonts and sizes and placed them like the Potter Barn original. I of course used my Silhouette but the vinyl was from the dollar store. After this, I spray painted the whole thing in black. Then I made it look old by taking painters tape and sticking it here and there and ripping it off. This gave it a look of wear and tear.
I love how this came out!! Especially since it took about $3.00 worth of materials to make.
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I love this Nydia! You mentioned that you bought the vinyl at the dollar store. Does this come in sheets? Is there a brand I should be looking for? Thanks!ReplyDelete
Hello and thank you. The dollar store vinyl comes in rolls. The one I used is shelf liner. It's black and thinner than your average vinyl so you have to go slow when cutting. I mainly use the cheap stuff on projects where the vinyl doesn't matter. I forget the brand but for a buck I sure got a lot of it. Good luck!ReplyDelete
This looks great!!ReplyDelete
I luv this too!ReplyDelete
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This tuned out so great!! I love it!ReplyDelete
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This is AMAZING! Great job! My best friend is having her first baby and really like the idea of alphabet art--I could totally use this approach. Thanks for the inspiration.ReplyDelete
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Nydia, this looks so great! I found this post while browsing pinterest and had to check it out! Thanks for linking to my blog. I'm so glad you found some inspiration in what I did. I can't believe you only spent 3 bucks, that's so awesome! Way to go!ReplyDelete