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:
Side view of "Charlie" to show the collaged grass and button elements. Click here for the full tutorial on how to use collage and adding ribbon accents.
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:
The letters ready to paint:
My niece’s decor is animal print themed so I made a stencil on my Silhouette machine:
I uploaded my Silhouette Studio file that you can download if you have a need for leopard print!
I used black and brown spray paint to add the animal print to the background and used a little sandpaper to distress it:
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:
I always outline my letters in black:
And then slowly add other accents like little stars, flowers and stitching:
I used some puffy paint to start adding some glittery accents:
I used puffy paint on this one too:
The finished painting with rhinestones:
I always use a standard store bought frame and just make the painting float in the middle:
Finished! A great present for almost any age kid and even for a baby shower:
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!