I have always decorated the house but have always neglected to make something fun for the mantle. This year I wanted to make a light sign and have really been into the word "joy" so it sounded like a perfect match. I am in the process of painting my mantle black and it's not quite ready yet but I just couldn't wait to share my very own DIY marquis canvas. Here's how I did it!
|Use the chalk again to write your word. I messed up my "j" several times and the chalk allowed me to wipe it off with a wet rag and try again. It works great and can be painted over without showing through the final paint job.|
|I used plain white paint and mixed some of this in it. I love the TULIP glitter paint because it adds a little sparkle!|
|Start painting adding width each time. I painted about 6 or 7 coats over the word to get my desired color and thickness of the letters. I also continued the lines over the side of the canvas too.|
|The back is such a mess but the front is SO fun!|
|The finished product. I can't wait until Thursday because we are decorating for Christmas and I can put this up! I will share more pics once it's on my mantle with my other Christmas decorations.|
Here are some pics of the sign on my Christmas mantle:
|To see how I painted the old fireplace screen click here!|
Do you like to have a "DIY" Christmas or just buy everything?
What is your favorite Christmas word or phrase?
Have a joyful day!