Personalized Name Art (and Animal Print Download)

How to Make Personalized Name Art (with Animal Print Download) via lilblueboo.com #silhouette #diy #tutorial #baby

 

I haven’t made one of these in a while!  I just finished this “Courtney” painting for my niece for Christmas:

 

Here is Boo’s original one I made with a Peter Rabbit inspired theme:

 

They aren’t very hard to make with a little patience because they are done in steps!  Here’s a gallery of ones that I’ve made for some ideas and links to other tutorials:

DIY Painting for Kids Room - Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

"Sloan" A floral-inspired painting to match a nursery bedding. Click here for the full tutorial on how to come up with composition ideas.

 

The first step for personalizing a painting is the lettering. I print out different size letters and fonts and place them on the board or canvas until it’s just right:How to Paint Perfect Letters via lilblueboo.com

 

I place transfer paper (in the drawing section of your craft or hobby shop) under each letter and trace it so it leaves the image onto the board:

How to transfer letters via lilblueboo.com

 

The letters ready to paint:

How to paint perfect letters via lilblueboo.com

 

My niece’s decor is animal print themed so I made a stencil on my Silhouette machine:

How to make a stencil (silhouette project ideas) via lilblueboo.com

 

I uploaded my Silhouette Studio file that you can download if you have a need for leopard print!

Free leopard print silhouette template via lilblueboo.com #silhouette

 

I used black and brown spray paint to add the animal print to the background and used a little sandpaper to distress it:

How to spraypaint Animal Print via lilblueboo.com (free stencil download)

 

To start painting the letters I used mostly Chalk Ink. You can also use acrylic paint and paint pens. The Chalk Ink dries quickly and is very opaque. Just spray your final piece with a clear coat to make it permanent:

Chalk Ink Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

 

I always outline my letters in black:

How to personalize with lettering via lilblueboo.com

And then slowly add other accents like little stars, flowers and stitching:

 to paint perfect lettering via lilblueboo.com

I used some puffy paint to start adding some glittery accents:

Puffy Paint Project Ideas - Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I used puffy paint on this one too:

Puffy Paint Project Ideas - Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

I applied tiny hotfix studs one by one to the letters and in a “burst” pattern at the center until the piece was totally “bling” covered. It helps to have a Hotfix Tool for this!

How to Apply Rhinestones via lilblueboo.com

The finished painting with rhinestones:

Spraypainted Animal Print with Rhinestones - Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

Nursery Wall Decor with Rhinestones - Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

I always use a standard store bought frame and just make the painting float in the middle:

Hotfix Rhinestones - Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

Finished! A great present for almost any age kid and even for a baby shower:

Finished Rhinestone Wall Art - Tutorial via lilblueboo.com

 

 

I kind of glossed over a lot of the details but you can see all my nursery art and personalized name art tutorial all in one place by clicking the image below!

 

 

How to make personalized name art series via lilblueboo.com

 

 

 

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  1. 1
    Sidney says:

    Wow! These are great. You are so talented! Love your blog. -Sidney

  2. 2
    Leah says:

    Mine never turn out as good as yours! You are so talented at EVERYTHING, it makes me mad :) I always make these for baby showers and everyone loves them. Thank you for your great ideas! When I use acrylic paint I feel like I have to paint over the color 3 times or so (depending on the color). Do you have this same problem?

  3. 5
    Adriana M. says:

    We will be welcoming a new baby to our family in May! My little niece will definitely be getting one of these. :)

  4. 6
    Michelle says:

    I just un-earthed two boxes of actual carbon paper while cleaning my shed. I rescued these from the trash after a big office move. Now I have a new use for them! I would love to think I could do more than trace or transfer, but sadly… not the case. Thank goodness for patterns, too!

  5. 7
    Angie Gordon says:

    So cute Ashley!!

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