I've been keeping an eye out for inspiration for art for our entryway. When I was at JoAnn's recently, they were having a huge sale on canvases, so I bought a couple, including a small 6" x 6" canvas. I thought it would be perfect for a small sign to lean on a shelf or on our entryway table.
I think the "love lives here" quote would be a perfect welcoming statement when walking into someone's home, so that's what I chose.
Here's how I created my sign...
First prep your area. Since my canvas is small, I just used some computer paper to cover my work surface.
The paint I chose is actually made for ceramics, but I wanted the texture of it. It's kind of got the feel of chalk paint. The color is a greyed down aqua because I wanted a pop of color but still somewhat neutral.
Paint the sides of your canvas first and then the front. I used two coats of paint.
Next, use a pencil to create your design. That way you can erase if you mess up. I started to trace my letters with a white paint pen, but the pen was malfunctioning, so I ended up using white paint and a small brush.
Lastly, I added leaves to the laurel branches. I LOVE the use of laurel branches in artwork these days. And they're perfect to set the tone for our somewhat rustic home.
Tah dah!! What do you think of my new entryway art? Do you have any DIY signs to share?