Quotes as Wall Art

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We are in the midst of packing for our move to the sunny Okanagan at the end of the month.  So, I REALLY should not be crafting right now!  That said, I’m sure we’ll be even busier on the other end, and I really want Kay’s room decor to be ready for our arrival.  Right now, she is into all things Disney princess.  And while I’m willing to work with a general princessy theme, I also want her surroundings to reflect her other interests, such as reading, science, and exploration.  This is where Dr. Seuss comes in.  The man was a genius, in my opinion.  His quotes, while whimsically worded for young children, are also very inspirational, and remain relevant for us through to adulthood.  Below are a few of my favourites, taken from the book “Oh, the places you’ll go!”

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Here’s how I completed this project:

1.  Create a word document of your favourite quotes, experimenting with different fonts and text colours.

2.  Search free clip art images that highlight your quotes.

3.  Print- I went to Staples and the job cost less than $1.50.

4.  Choose your frames.  Mine are 11 x 14.  $3 each at the dollar store.  I used acrylic paint to add a pop of colour to the mattings.

5.  Viola!  A quick and easy DIY that can be done for around $10.

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Button Art Debut

 

I’m very pleased to announce that Unicorn Crossing button art is now on display for sale at Crafts Canada in Nanaimo, BC!  Come and check out my latest creations.  More art will be added shortly, now that I know how much space I have to work with:)

For those of you crafty folks who might want to give button art a try, pop by the store to purchase buttons, canvases, and acrylic paints. Hans and Kevin will help set you up with whatever other craft supplies your heart desires:)

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Crafts Canada
115 Chapel Street
Nanaimo, BC
V9R 5H3
(250) 716-0084
Open Mon-Sat, 9:30am to 5:00pm

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