Most of us like to change our decor for the seasons. Decorating our mantels, sideboards, front doors. However, our actual wall art is often overlooked.
You might be thinking of the dollar signs it could cost to add new large pieces of art every time the weather changes, right?
I have the perfect solution for you.
With very little expense, a few simple supplies, and a bit of creative thinking, I’ve been able to create a large 36″x24″ piece of Fall wall art for my dining room for a fraction of the price it would cost to purchase a piece this size at the store.
First, I found a poster frame at a yard sale. It had a nice design, but it was an outdated black and gold, and made of cheap plastic.
Nothing a bit of white spray paint couldn’t handle, and with a new coat, it looked like an expensive frame with beautiful decorative trim.
The frame was a standard size for a poster so it was easy for me to get my hands on an inexpensive flat board canvas at my local craft store. I only paid around $8 for it, and covered it with some leftover brown house paint I already had.
Now comes the really fun part!
First, I printed out an image of the word thankful that I found through a Google search online. I wanted it large, so I had to print it across two sheets of paper and tape it together.
Then, I used a carbon transfer paper behind it to trace the word onto my canvas.
Then, I outlined the word with a white paint pen, and then painted it in with white craft paint.
I wanted to add a bit of metallic color into the painting, so I used a gold, silver and opal craft paint.
I found some great fall leaf stencils by Martha Stewart here in town. I like these because they have a bit of sticky back to they adhere to the surface while you paint over the stencil.
Placing the stencils where I wanted, I used the variety of the three metallic colors for the leaves.
Let it dry, and then hang.
*TIP* In typography art, less is more. You want the word to say it all, literally. Too many leaves would look cluttered and take away from the word, so try to keep it simple.