February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

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I am excited to announce my second giveaway, one of my very own customizable, handmade letter paintings.

These are my most recent art experiments, and listing on my Etsy shop. These 6″x6″ canvases are covered with patterned paper, then sealed with encaustic wax. To top off the interesting background I paint letters using oil paint. These little paintings are the perfect way to decorate a blank wall,聽 sit on a shelf or mantle. or pair with another work of art!

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These mini works of art are easy to make and only require a handful of materials. It’s a good afternoon project and way to decorate your home! If you love them, but don’t want to make your own, buy one of mine or enter to win one below!

SUPPLIES:

  • 6″x6″ wood panel (or any size wood panel, I prefer the small square, 1 1/2 inches deep)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Hot glue gun
  • Encaustic medium
  • Hot plate (with temperature gauge)
  • Glass or metal dishes (to melt the wax in on the heat plate)
  • Heat gun
  • Oil paint
  • Paint brush
  • Mineral spirits

HOW TO:

Step one… Cut or rip your scrapbook paper into strips and glue it onto the wood pane using a hot glue gunl. I typically rip the paper because I like the rough edge it creates

Step two… Place the encaustic medium in a glass or metal container on top of the hot plate. Do not allow the wax to heat beyond 200 degrees, if it reaches temperatures beyond this it can release toxic fumes. Make sure you are in a well ventilated area!

Step three… pour the melted wax on the panel, or paint it on with a paint brush. If you use a paint brush keep in mind the wax will ruin it, I have a few brushes I use聽exclusively聽for encaustic.

Step four… Use the heat gun to evenly spread the wax, and make it thin enough to be able to see the paper beneath it.

Step five… Paint your letter, number, or symbol using oil paint! You can purchase cardboard cut outs of lettersto trace around at places such as Hobby Lobby.

Step six… Hang on your wall and enjoy!

Hang a letter to reflect each member of your family, or add ampersands, plus signs, and hearts to his and hers letters. These letter paintings are so much fun to make, and are made with a lot of love a little bit of glue. I currently have them listed at my shop for $15.oo per letter.

For my February giveaway I am offering one of my letter paintings. The winner gets to choose the background color and letter, or symbol, of their choice. The customized painting will be shipped to your doorstep free of charge!

In order to participate all you have to do is comment on this post! Next Sunday the winner will be selected at random using the And the Winner Is plugin.

I wish each one of you good luck, I look forward to choosing the winner in one short week! Thanks for participating in my giveaway and supporting my blog!


 

84 thoughts on “February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

  1. We’re planning a wedding and having one of these with the first letter of our new last name would be awesome to hang up with the wedding pictures!

  2. I really like these. It is something I would like.
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  3. These are super fun!! I love that you can customize the color to suit your needs! thanks for the chance to win one:)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! 馃檪 I would like a letter “K”. Allie @ Fiesta Cat Yarn Co. fiesta cat yarn at yahoo.com.

  5. Wow these are phenomenal! Thank you so much for sharing this post and company. I have a perfect idea of what I would do with this@.

  6. Your work “Rocks” and I would love an “R” piece of artwork!

  7. Wow… this is a great idea! I’d love to win this, or have time to make it myself!

  8. It looks so creative! I would love to win it for myself! I love it!
    Thank You for the chance to enter.

  9. Would love to win! We have many things around our house with an emblazoned “Z”, and this would be a great addition!

  10. WOW iD LOVE THIS PRIZE. THANK YOU FOR THIS GIVEAWAY.

  11. These are so cute! I would love one for my daughter, her birthday is at the end of the month 馃檪 world_as_one(at)live(dot)com.

  12. what a wonderful idea i hope i win one of them, yours are beautiful! Thanks for the chance

  13. I think this the perfect way to tie in many different shades of the same color for a colorized room wall decoration. I think I will have to make some soon with each of my children’s initials on the.

  14. Oh how perfect for the babies room–Great job–thanks for the giveaway.

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