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FOCUS ON : WORDS with Becky


Hello Friends!

My focus today is on using WORDS on your projects.

Words can help you tell a story or deliver a message. I have not been granted a gift for writing so I often find inspiration in places like magazines, movies, books, advertising, and of course Pinterest!

Like many of you (I’m sure) I have a board on Pinterest where I pin quotes, and sentiments that I can use on my projects. I use it often to find just the right title to tie my project together. Another amazing place to find title, quote or sentiment inspiration is in the works of Dr. Seuss! The man was a genius!

Today I’ve used one of my favorite Dr. Seuss quotes that comes in stencil form in the Fancy Pants Designs You/True Stencil set. To keep with the word focus I decided to make a mixed media style canvas for my daughter to hang in her room...

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3x8 Pattern Stencils Set / You/True Stencils Set / Down by the Shore paper Beachside / Down by the Shore paper Anchors Away / Down by the Shore Tape Stickers Red & White Stripe / Trend Setter paper Star / Trend Setter paper Classy / Trend Setter paper Runway / Park Bench paper Bridge / Park Bench paper Bench / Park Bench paper Conversation / Park Bench paper Pond /Swagger paper Strips


I must apologize, I had intended to take pictures of my project throughout the creative process but I guess I got on a roll and it was almost done before I realized that I hadn’t taken any pictures. I’ll share the steps of my process with you anyways...

I started by gluing the script patterned paper from the Swagger line down to a 12x12 canvas with Mod Podge.

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I painted a thin layer of blue paint over top of the paper so that the pattern could still be seen under the paint.

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I used papers from various Fancy Pants Designs collections to make the flowers and glued them down next.

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I used a paper punch to create the scalloped boarder down the left side of the canvas and layered it with one of the Fancy Pants Designs Tape Stickers.

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I added paint to the edges of the paper pieces to add depth and dimension

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I used the You/True stencils set and painted it with black paint to add the text to the canvas.

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I used the 3x8 Patterned Stencils to add more layers and dimension.

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I finished off the final details of adding some hand written text and outlining the shapes with a black marker. 

I hope you’ve been inspired to focus on the WORDS on your next project!

Thanks for stopping by today,


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