Thursday, February 16, 2012

Words as Art

Although I finished decorating my granddaughter's room a year ago, the large blank wall next to her bed was crying out for some artwork. Even Moussia noticed it was bare and asked me for "pictures" (and she was only three years old)! To see the rest of her room click here.

Below is how the wall looked before.
Instead of artwork, I thought it might be interesting to incorporate typography. I asked my daughter and her husband for words that I could use to string together on ribbon and hang on the wall. They chose the Shema prayer. (After all, Moussia's dad is a rabbi!) In Judaism, this is probably the most important prayer we say, and Moussia says it every night before going to sleep.

I ordered several packs of chipboard alphabet letters online from Lobby Hobby and spray painted them with a white primer. (You can skip this step if you don't want to spray paint).
 I chose Martha Stewart's new line of craft paints in a pearl finish for a bit of sheen, in white.
After the letters were painted, each one was stapled onto a white ribbon.
Thumbtacks were used to attach the ends of the ribbons into the drywall.
This is an easy, inexpensive way to add interest to a wall. You could also do a child's name, inspirational words or a quote. It's up to you!
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