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Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Word Art Wednesday Scripture transferred to canvas

I'm guest designing for Word Art Wednesday again!! The challenge is Anything Goes #470-471.

Christmas is such a special time of year.  All the decorations, presents, family and fun.  But there is so much more to Christmas than it being a holiday.  Christmas is the time Christians celebrate the birth of our Saviour and King! 

I love to incorporate scripture into my canvas paintings!!
Below is the FREE scripture being offered right now by Word Art Wednesday.

I started by applying DecoArt Matte Medium gel on my 12x12 flat board canvas. 
I printed the scripture out on my printer full size. Tear off around the edges so you only have the words.  Use a brayer to smooth out the paper into the gel medium. Let it dry overnight.

Next day, I spritzed water on top of the paper and started rubbing in circular motion around the paper.  This takes a little time, so be patient.  Soon, I had all the paper removed.  I applied a thin coat and wiped off of the Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint Timeless.  I dried it with my heat tool so I could sketch my design on top.  Once the design was sketched, I add some Americana Decor Chalky Finish -color Legacy.   Then painted in the image in Americana Black acrylic paint.

I love the result!!  Will be displaying on my mantel!

You can win lots and lots of prizes by joining the Blog Hop where each of the WAW DT's will pick a winner from our personal Blogs that will win a prize from Emma's Paperie (picture shown below). And all you need to do is to leave each DT a comment.   Sadly, we can only accept and ship to United States participants at this time.  Be sure to finish the Blog Hop for more chances to win.   This is the prize I'm giving away:

I hope you'll join all the ladies in our blog hop and see what wonderful things they've created!!!


Gail said...

Karen - this canvas is so fabulous and appropriate for Christmas - I loe that Nativity scene you have as well -stunning art work! Thanks for the Hop --- MERRY CHRISTmas and a very Happy New YEar blessings!

Pam Sebring Iowa said...

Wow!! What a beautiful, amazing artwork! You should be very proud to display this! It’s gorgeous!
Marry Christmas!

Esther Asbury said...

I love the beautiful canvas you made with this week's word art! Such a pretty piece of decor.
Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and may you know God's peace and love in 2021!

Billie A said...

wonderful project and love how you created it. I like the background and dies.

MadeByMeghanK said...

What an incredible canvas! I love the scene and gorgeous photography :)

Fikreta said...

It's very beautiful.
Happy holidays! ⛄

Julie Gearinger said...

Wow, what a wonderful piece of art for your mantle! Love the use of this technique and thanks for inspiring all of us! Hugs and I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Christine said...

Your canvas is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing this beautiful display and for taking time to share the process. I pinned your photo to give this technique a try when things are not so busy. I would love to get the gorgeous results you achieved!

Denise Bryant said...

I love the effect you created on the background! Beautiful canvas project!

Heather said...

What a gorgeous canvas!! I'm sure it will be a piece you treasure and bring out for many, many, many more Christmases!

Becca Yahrling said...

Your canvas is just beautiful and so is your whole display. And a nativity scene is a must for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you & your family!

Elizabeth Hart said...

This is so very creative. I love that you made your own manger scene - the lighting was so special.

Liliane Carvalho said...

Que projeto maravilhoso!!! Parabéns!!!

Karenladd said...

What a creative and unique use of the scripture verse, and so perfect for Christmas. I don't ever make home decor projects like this, so it's rather intimidating for me, but your result is just gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Cynthia said...

Beautiful canvas, Karen. Such a great way to showcase this week's Scripture.

Gloria said...

I love the beautiful canvas. It is perfect for Christmas decoration.
Love the scene! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Karen:
This is beautiful. What a blessing to be able to create art using the precious Word of God. Thanks so much for joining us this month and sharing your wonderful God-given talents with us. It's always a blessing, and I'm so grateful for you, my creative friend. God bless you and your family at Christmas and always.
Karen Letchworth
Word Art Wednesday

Juilien Jiang said...

Love your beautiful canvas. It's a piece of great artwork. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Marjeta said...

Beautiful work. Happy Hoplidays.

KathyA. said...

Karen, I've never been able to master mixed media papercrafting... so am going to spend some time looking at your cards. Am thinking that might encourage and inspire me to dip my toe in the mixed media waters! This creation is amazing! I'm sure it drew lots of ooohs and ahhhs on your mantle this year. TFS from Kathy A at https://myasperations.blogspot.com/

Inkami said...

Gorgeous decor piece focusing on the birth of our saviour, and a fab reminder to focus on our soon coming King and imitate Him in our daily lives.

Lilian said...

So pretty! Happy 2021!!!

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful canvas and perfect for christmas

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love your precious nativity canvas and vignette which is perfect for us to remember the real reason we celebrate this wonderful time!! Gorgeous work!

Tina Z. said...

absolutely amazing, I totally love it!

Gail said...

Hi Karen - Thank you so much for the lovely win from your blog for the Word Art Wed First Annual Blog hop - I am feeling blessed. Not sure if I notify you or Karen L - I will check with Karen L-- have a blessed week! And HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021!

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