Thursday, April 12, 2012
Butterfly Scripture Canvas
My mom is here visiting from Texas this week. Aside from getting in lots of baby snuggle time, she helped me paint this beautiful canvas for the girls' bedroom. We used this scripture art and this butterfly canvas for inspiration. Psalm 4:8 was one of our memory verses earlier this year. Lucy and Julia both know it by heart and say it at bedtime when they are afraid. I've had a little paper posted in their bedroom with the verse written on it, but wanted a better way to display it. I absolutely love how this turned out!
We used a 22"x28" canvas, acrylic paint, watercolors, watercolor paper, a black paint marker, and a butterfly punch.
Everyone helped paint the canvas. It took a couple of coats (2 bottles of the paint).
We used watercolors to make bright pictures with splotches of color.
My mom wrote the words on the canvas with a pencil first, and then the paint marker. We punched butterflies out of the watercolor paintings and used hot glue to stick them on.
I love, love, love it!
(For more ideas on how to creatively display scripture in your home check out the Write Them on the Doorposts contest.)