Sunday, 16 February 2014

OLW 2014 ~ make your word visible x


Hello and welcome to another One Little Word post. Today I am going to tell you about one of the crafting activities I completed for this project.

During January, Ali asked us all to consider how our word was already visible in our lives. Although, I felt I was definitely ''Rebuilding'' I wanted to make something artistic to remind me of my word whenever I saw it. I was inspired by a chat with my friend Ronnie when he described going to a local artisan shop in Los Angeles and showed some pictures of painted stones he saw there. The light bulb in my brain went on and so I made a painted pebble project.




I already had a pebble I had collected from the beach a while ago so I washed and dried it and then painted it with two layers of Gesso, which is a canvas primer. I thought it would help adhere the paint to the stone.


Next I chose a bright pink paint which I lightened with some white and painted my stone completely in that colour and left it to dry.



While this was going on I found a font I liked on Word and typed out my word ''Rebuild'' until I was happy with it and printed it onto paper. I carefully copied the writing onto my stone in pencil and then drew a flower and butterfly just because I love them to give the stone a bit more interest.


I painted the lettering in black with a very fine brush and then the flower and butterfly in different colours and left to dry.

Once the whole painting was dry, I drew around the shapes with a black Sharpie to neaten them and make them standout.

And here is my finished stone all ready for me to see everyday.



How are you making your word visible?


6 comments:

  1. What a lovely idea Jo. A great way to keep your word close at all times. Will you be making more to have in several places?

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    1. I have another crafty make planned which I will post once complete for another room x

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  2. What a wonderfully visible reminder it is, Jo :). I couldn't work out its size - are you able to tuck it into your pocket and carry it with you, or does it sit out somewhere?

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    1. It fits in the palm of my hand so it will sit on my shelf x

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  3. I love your painted stone. I wrote my word on a stone one year myself, but I just used a sharpie.
    Rinda

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  4. Love your color choice.

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