I’m a huge fan of quotes and artsy stuff. So when I saw this on Pinterest, I just knew I had to try my hand.
The Paint By Numbers Steps Are:
1. Pick a quote, lay down the stickers
2. Paint over the stickers with water colors.
3. Peel back the stickers to reveal magical art!
Here’s my first attempt/result:
I was just itching to make some more pieces of fantastic art, and my parents just happened to celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary on Nov. 10. While I was searching the internets for inspiration, this song came on and boom, their present was born.
Step One: Lay down the quote with stickers – I used another piece of paper to kind of eyeball it. Only after I got to the end did I realize that I didn’t have enough lowercase es. All I do is win. To make do, I peeled off the e and put it where it was needed. Not ideal, but life is hard when you’re slow. I wasn’t entirely pleased with how it looked, so I found some more stickers and tried again. Then I had the genius idea to include the year they got married:
Step Two: Paint Over the Stickers –
I opted for acrylic paint over watercolor so I used my favorite palette to make a blue I knew my mama would just love:
Step Three: Peel Stickers Off –
Food for Thought:
-I want to experment with the different kinds of stickers. The bigger ones were thicker and the ones that worked best were the ones I used to write ESTB. 1984.
-Next time, I think I would glob on less paint and hopefully it won’t get under the stickers though there’s something to be said for something that’s not entirely perfect.