This is just an idea on how to decorate Letters for a babies wall on a budget. If it's for your little one, or to give as a gift. Here is how I painted mine.
Go find whatever letters you need. Sometimes they are on clearance. Don't forget to check your Sunday papers for those 40% off craft store coupons that you can use on an item. Ask people you know if you can have theirs too.
|Royal Talens AMSTERDAM Standard Series Acrylic 2.5 oz.|
|5/0 Princeton Round|
Also, don't go crazy with buying every color of paint you see. All you need are a nice set of Standard Series Paints. Something with Red, Yellow, Blue, Black & White paint. With those colors, You can make so many different shades. You'll also need good brushes, don't be afraid to buy single brushes, the smaller, the better. Especially for those small detailed lines.
The brush to the right is one of my favorite brushes. It's a 5/0 round Princeton Preferred. Love your art brushes, and take care of them!! Always clean them off after use. A good brush will last a long time.
Just stick to the basics. What is great about these Acrylic tubes are you will have so much left over for other projects that come along. The brushes are a great investment as well. The white brushes with the gold ends are by Trenton.
|Trenton All-purpose synthetic brushes 1/4" Angle, #0 Round, #5 round, #6 Shader|
You don't have to be an artist to create something. Just have fun with it. GO for it. Worse case scenario, if you don't like it? Start over. But, don't be hard on yourself.
Here's how I created mine. Use a pencil to sketch what it is you want to draw (my favorite art pencils are by Faber-Castell.) Pencil first, with light lines in case you do want to erase something.
After you've sketched out your design , it's time to paint. You don't need to use a special paint palette. Grab a dollar store plate.
It's all about relaxing, and filling in the color. Take your time, This really does relax me.
After awhile it will start to come together. For fun I made stripes on the sides of the letters that matched colors I had used for the characters.
The very last thing I do is add the black outline. To do this just use the small brush, ,and when you are applying paint to it, roll the brush into the black side to side. Test it to see how thin your line will be.
Really hope this motivates you into painting something special, and one of a kind for your little ones. I've seen Dr. Seuss art, but I wanted a Dr. Seuss themed letter wall art. Maybe your theme is flowers, fairies, monsters, or other well known characters that it would be cheaper to paint your own.
Now, go create something! Don't have that mentality you aren't good at it. First think of an idea that you want to try, or atleast a few colors you really want to add. Start from there. All art is, are lines, dots, colors, that create the overall picture. It isn't going to look like what you want at first. Tweak it, and make it yours.