after weeks of cutting out letters and words, my kids and i made this the other night — an ‘i love you’ collage on a 20×20 canvas. and i love it so!
originally inspired by this ‘i love you’ collage
next, i’m going to make the ‘I WILL SURVIVE’ pot from this post.
ETA: i’ve been getting some questions regarding how i made my ‘i love you’ collage. so, here’s what i did…
i started with a 20×20 canvas purchased from michaels.
i didn’t want the background stark white so we painted it a light beige.
then the kids and i spent weeks cutting out letters from magazines, junk mail, etc. — all shapes and sizes.
to place the letters, i painted a layer of modge podge and then began sticking ‘i love you’ letters and words.
the hard part is making sure that a complete word goes all the way to the edge, so begin thinking about this when you get close.
once i had a few rows done, i modge podged on top of the letters.
once the entire collage was done, i did a final two layers of modge podge on the entire thing.
note: we were very low on Vs and Ys and had to do some more cutting of those letters.
it was quite a time consuming but worth every minute!!
it was super fun seeing how creative the kids got with the letter cutting — a dragon’s tail became a letter O, an eye became a letter I.