I saw something like this on Pinterest that I just loved. I love this song, Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol and these lyrics just seemed perfect for bedroom art. The theme in my room is modern with gold accents and you know the saying, “Go Gold or Go Home!” (That is the saying right?)
Anywho let’s get onto the tutorial:
2 Canvas, Mine are 16×20
Stencils or sticker letters
Gold metallic spray paint
Glue, hot glue or spray adhesive
Scrap piece of cardboard
- Both my canvases came together from Hobby Lobby I think. They were $7.99 total.
- If you have awesome handwriting, you could totally paint the words on yourself and save yourself the trouble of finding stickers. I really like the script font as opposed to a Times New Roman looking situation and luckily I found the perfect stickers at Hobby Lobby for $7.99. Unfortunately there were not quite enough letters for the full phrase but it worked out for me because I only used some of them as stencils and the others I actually glued on. It will make more sense when you read the tutorial.
001 Set out the stickers on each canvas to get the spacing right. The stickers didn’t stick to the canvas for me so it wasn’t really a problem to move them around to get them to look how I wanted.
002 Since the stickers didn’t stick to the canvas, I used a glue stick to press them down all the way. I only did this with the first canvas. I wanted all the edges to stick so that when I spray painted them, the letters would appear crisp.
003 Now it’s time to spray paint. I only spray painted the first canvas. Make sure to follow the basic spray painting rules: Never hold the can still, or you’ll get splotches. Keep an equal distance from the canvas the whole time. You know…that sort of thing.
004 Thankfully glue sticks are not that reliable, so it’s easy to peel off the letters. You don’t have to wait too long after spray painting because it dries fairly fast. And that’s it! Canvas one is done!
005 For the second canvas, I reused whatever letters I could from the first canvas, since they were already spray painted gold. Then I took the remaining letters and stuck them to a piece of cardboard in order to spray paint them. They stick better to cardboard than to canvas so you don’t need to use a glue stick on them.
006 Spray paint the letters, give them a minute to dry, then peel them off and place them on your white canvas.
007 Ideally you want to use spray adhesive to adhere the letters to the canvas. I didn’t have any on hand and was eager to finish the project, so I just used hot glue. It works but it’s a little tedious and you have to get all the edges and be careful that they don’t bubble. Then after it’s all done and dry you have to peel off the hot glue strings and excess glue.
And that’s it! Hang them up and enjoy the fruits of your labor!
If you make this, I’d love to see pictures! Tag me on instagram @bossyjocie or Facebook, Bossy Jocie.