I saw a great piece of artwork from Red Letter Words that reads "true love was born in a stable." I thought it was a beautiful phrase and totally reminded me of 1 John 4:19 which basically says that we are capable of love because God loved us first. I wanted to do a version of that phrase, but incorporate a Star of Bethlehem kind of design instead of the heart that the original version has.
This is what I came up with.
If you've been here before, you're probably familiar with the technique I used to make it. I did it for my spring art work, last year's Christmas art work, and most recently, my Edgar Allan Poe Raven art work.
In case you missed those tutorials, here's how I did it:
1. I took an old piece of scrap wood that was hanging out near the woodpile. I spray painted it red, then cut out Contact Paper letters using my Cricut machine. I stuck them where I wanted them.
2. I took a metallic champagne colored spray paint and sprayed over the top of the whole thing.
3. When dry, I took Frog Tape (which has an uh-mazing crisp line when you remove it, by they way) and free-handed (free-taped?) a star design in the middle of the piece. I taped it over the Contact paper letters.
4. I taped newspaper over the rest of the piece to protect it from over-spray and sprayed the star area with Kryon's Metallic Gold.
When I peeled everything away, this is what I was left with.
By the way, I couldn't find any eye-hooks or a picture hanger, so I improvised with two little screws:
1. Gather needle nose pliers, wire cutters, a screwdriver and 2 little screws.
2. Sink the screws about halfway into the back of your piece of wood. make sure they are evenly spaced off of the center... they will hold the wire for hanging your art. Take a length of wire and wrap it around the screw. Twist with the pliers.
3. Hang on the wall.
On that note, on Monday 12/19, I will be linking this post up at Imparting Grace's Home For the Holy Days
I am grateful for the reminder to focus on why we celebrate, and to do more than dream up ways to decorate for the celebration.
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