browser icon
Me Art Journals Home Art Crafty Projects Art Lessons Review and Giveaways Sponsors Information Portfolio Contact Me Image Map

February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

blank blankblank  blank  blank  blank    blank   blank   blank   blank   

W and N Letters 1024x647 February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

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,  sit on a shelf or mantle. or pair with another work of art!

N Letter Detail 892x1024 February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

W Letter1 1024x1024 February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 exclusively 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!


 

Posted by on February 24, 2013

Spread the word...

Share this article on Facebook Add this Article to Stumbleupon Share this Article on Twitter Add this Article to Linkedin Add this Article to Google+ Add this Article to Del.icio.us Add this Article to Reddit Follow Me on Instagram Add this Article to Digg Add this Article to Tumblr Shop on Etsy Contact Me Follow Me on Flickr

84 Responses to February Giveaway: Customizable Letter Painting

  1. Emily

    this is such a neat idea! love your stuff :D

  2. Brooke

    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!

  3. Karen Hargis Foster

    Oh these are soo cute!

    Karen Foster
    KarenatMommysMoments at gmail dot com.

  4. Chasity Boatman

    This would be amazing to win! This is beautiful.

  5. Miranda La Barge

    These are beautiful!

  6. Karen Foster

    very pretty! would love to win!

  7. Bobbie Neal

    Love these!

  8. Rachelle Anderson

    How creative!

  9. Dominique Munster

    love your work! msmunster@yahoo.com

  10. Jennifer Alice Duran

    Thanks for the chance

  11. Liz Rice

    I’d love to enter – these look wonderful!

  12. Liza Glick · Brown

    Beautiful, would love one!

  13. Elven Marie Johnson · Merritt, North Carolina

    Going to have to try this. Thank you. rierie11booger (@) yahoo.com

  14. Birgit Lehner · Top Commenter

    What a neat idea! Please count me in for a win! ;-)

    danaan at gmx dot at.

  15. Meaghan Wagner McDermott · Rocky Point, New York

    Thanks for the giveaway, your artwork is really unique!

  16. Mel Moreno

    I Love it! Very creative. I think it would look great in “M”. I hope I win! Thanks for the chance!

  17. Stephanie Tyler Hastie · Framingham State College

    I really like these. It is something I would like.
    sthastie at gmail.

  18. Kat F.

    These are awesome.
    fastkat at gmail dot com

  19. Lori G

    Would love to be entered! Really neat idea:)

  20. lindsey

    cute!

  21. Amy Capps

    My email address is ames52782@aol.com

  22. Deanna Time · Fort McMurray, Alberta

    I want a letter W. xo

  23. Brittani Farrington

    I would love to win this! brittanif at gmail dot com.

  24. Judith (from Israel)

    I love your work, especially Abstract in Green.

  25. angie

    These are super fun!! I love that you can customize the color to suit your needs! thanks for the chance to win one:)

  26. Jennifer E.

    I really like these. :)

  27. Fiesta Cat Yarn & Fiber Arts

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

  28. Fiore Di Neve

    beautiful!

  29. Lauren Eggers · Top Commenter · Melrose, Massachusetts

    Very creative

  30. De L'avion, Inc.

    yay… great job.. I want to win I want to win :)

  31. beyond

    lovely! fingers crossed…

  32. Jessica Poston

    Those look so neat! I’m definitely going to try making one if I don’t win.:)

  33. emily rehber

    i love this! it is so gorgeous! i would love to win one!

  34. Jessica Sage

    Great giveaway! I love these!
    sagegiveaway@yahoo.com

  35. Brooke Williamson · Saltillo, Mississippi

    These are so super cute and creative! I would LOVE one :)

  36. KH Bride

    such a great idea! And these look amazing! khbride at yahoo dot com.

  37. Michelle Rohrs · Ohio

    SO cute… would love one!

  38. Nicola D'Andrea

    I would love the opportunity to win! Your art is beautiful. :) nicola.dandrea@hotmail.com.au

  39. Jessica Dowdle Barnett · Top Commenter · PRP

    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@.

  40. Yasmin

    Those are so unique!

  41. Yasmin Kamkar · University of Florida

    Those look so unique!

  42. Robin Sigal · Temple University

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

  43. Bell Martin

    Your work is gorgeous…love it.

  44. Victoria Bennett · Works at YMCA of Greater Seattle

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

  45. tina reynolds

    Love this would love to get the letter R

  46. Fiona Nuyen

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

  47. Aree

    This looks awesome. I think I should make it too :) I love craft!

  48. Christian Alejandro Nunez

    I like this! A perfect unique gift idea!

  49. Jessica Bracho

    I would love to win! Here’s hoping!

  50. Sarah Zaengle

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

  51. Kim Pollock

    Great giveaway! Love this!

  52. cassandra

    how cute! love the customized letter crossing my fingerssss

  53. Pam

    These look fabulous! Thanks for the giveaway!

  54. Kristin S

    Would love to win!

  55. Sara Leanne

    These are very lovely, and I’m looking to personalize my home a little more so this would be perfect! Thanks for hosting the giveaway

  56. Connie Gruning

    So adorable!!!! You are so talented!!

  57. Nancy Dentler

    These are beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

  58. Samantha Baker · C-TEC

    These are awesome and I would love to win one!

  59. Kathy Cavanagh Dalton · Daytona State College

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

  60. Christy McMahon · Follow · Plainfield High School

    These are super cute! Would <3 to win!!

  61. Meghan Finley

    they are beautiful!

  62. Jennifer Shelton

    Would love to win! Absolutely beautiful!

  63. Natalia Gonzalez · Amalia Marin (Rio Piedras Heights)

    Love it!

  64. Golden Storm

    these are a lovely idea I would choose the letter c if I won.

  65. Kari Flores

    These are really unique, I would love to own one. Wish I was this crafty.

  66. Sarah Frederick · Washington, Missouri

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

  67. Tracy Chirchirillo Hitchins

    Would love to win. Thanks so much. tracy977atyahoodotcom

  68. domestic diva

    Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

  69. darby

    This is a really cool idea, thanks for the chance at winning!

  70. amanda

    love this a lot

  71. Heather Willis

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

  72. Lagean (Gena)

    I really like these! Hope I win it for my mantle!
    ubrewme@yahoo.com

  73. Erum Shaukat · Chicago, Illinois

    awesome would love this.

  74. Liz Lew

    Thanks for the chance!

  75. Karen Farrow

    Very pretty and unique! I love them! rfarrow at pineland dot net.

  76. Jayme L. Hennessy

    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.

  77. Jenny Stanek · Mother at Layla, Corbin & Spencer Inc.

    Those are really impressive!

  78. Cassie M. Dow · Valrico, Florida

    neat. Thanks for the giveaway and the instructions.

  79. Nichol Tone

    Thanks for the creative giveaway.

  80. Amanda Thompson · Tarleton State University

    these are very cool.

  81. Nicole Weiss · Bangor, Pennsylvania

    these are very pretty!

  82. Dianna Thomas · West Valley High School

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

  83. Karen Dorris

    what a cute idea! this is one to save…………love the look. .