Thursday, October 7, 2010

What's In A Name?

Beside sewing curtains a few weeks ago for my two youngest granddaughters bedrooms, I made a easy wall decoration for each of their rooms.

I found thick, chipboard letters at a nearby Hobby Lobby.  Each letter was primed with white paint beforebeginning.  Then Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers were color coordinated for each of their rooms color theme.  Once the paint was dried, each letter was backed with a matching color of felt.  For decorating the letters, I used "Fancy Frills" stickers by Doodlebug Designs and other "puffy" stickers in coordinating colors.  Using the stickers makes this an very easy decoration.
Once everything was in place I used Aileen's Paper Glaze to coat the tops of each letter to hold and seal the surface, plus giving the letters a glossy finish.

Once everything dried well, tiny eye screws were attached with a strong glue to top and bottom of the letters.  The letters were wired together.  The finished names were hung in their rooms as a simple, colorful decoration.

So we have "Tess" with is a form of Teresa, which means "gather or harvest" and "Zoe" which means "life".

So next up ... something for Joseph and Madeline!

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