But I got it done. Even before Christmas! Go me.
It started off with using Wordle to inspire me with the placement of the words.
Decided on something finally. I had tons of screen snips. I could spend hours hitting randomize on that site. Anyways. Here's a shot of the words on the canvas before painting.
I used our projector and traced the words on with pencil.
Words all painted. Looks good with a white background, but I wanted black. Sometimes, if I'm doing a black background and using the projector I'll just print the picture or words in white and then either draw the outlines on with chalk, or paint in the dark with the projector on. Yes I've painted in the dark. Lots. But it's freaking cold in the basement and I wanted to paint at the kitchen table. So I painted all the lettering first.
Then I outlined in black.
Here's where I stopped for the night. All the eyes and faces are for the kid's amusement when they woke up in the morning! They were quite fascinated with the painting. Blade was so happy his name was in brown, because it's his favorite color!! Um, not really, it isn't, but he's a sweet child and he was just excited to see his name and everyone else's on a painting. Hehe.
It now hangs in the kitchen. The colors look a little off in this picture, but here's the inspiration for these particular colors. It hangs about 15 feet to the right of the gigantic painting I did 4 years ago for behind our table.
Hunter came home from school and seen the painting with just the letters done. He says, "Did you do that with Wordle?". I was like .. um yes, thinking in my head, how do you know about Wordle? Hunter: "Oh, yea, we use that at school when making our Power Point Presentations!"
Have I ever mentioned he's 9 folks?? NINE, and they are making Power point presentations in school..with wordle. School rocks these days!