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Making Art

I needed something for the wall over the bed in what WAS our guest room, and will soon be Federico's room. I ordered 5 large, thick, cut out wooden letters. They are 14 inches tall, 3 inches thick, and you can choose your font.

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First I painted a sandy color across the bottom third of each letter using acrylic craft paint. When that was dry, I sponged on some gold flecks of "sand".

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Add shades of aqua and blue "water", getting darker toward the horizon.

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Add some sky, waves and foam.

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Hang letters securely on the wall: (I took the photo from a weird angle. They really are straight.)

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Cost: $130
Effect: Priceless

Comments (4)

jgk:

As Jerry would say: Brilliant!

Barb Cabot:

I love this so much!

Donna in SF:

SO cool, and cooling! You did a beautiful job painting them!

Jan:

This is one lucky kid coming to live with you guys! What a great room you have waiting for him.

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