I had a day when I knew, for the good of my little heart, I had to do me some making!!!
For about a year I had saved this Lyric Art tutorial from A Beautiful Mess on my desktop but I just couldn’t figure out the perfect lyrics to use. On my way home from work I was listening to the beaut band ‘The Head and the Heart’ and it jumped out at me.
‘Lord have mercy on my rough and rowdy ways.’
So without even putting my bag down I went straight to my ‘craft cupboard’, which also happens to be where we keep everything else… and where a friend occasionally hides in order to scare the crap out of me, and got out my old ‘Frankie’ calendar.
I took a Rob Ryan picture and another picture, stuck the letters on (some improvising was necessary for the ‘&’), painted, peeled and this is the fun little result! Yay!
Happy days! I love it!
Here is the video of the song ‘Down in the Valley’ that I love.
If you like this idea, then check out the tutorial by A Beautiful Mess.
I got sticky letters from Amazon.
I used the Frankie calendar but you can use anything for the background, art magazine, newspaper, wrapping paper, a painting.
Just grab some paint… and then away you go! :)
AVOID eating whilst painting… I am a bit ditsy, and as I had the paint on my saucer in a blob somehow I thought it was ketchup and I dipped my sausage in it. What a ‘stickhead‘.
Here they are all framed and lovely ready to go up with my map from ‘Not another Bill’ and my 1922 map of Australia!
Happy Making… it is good for the soul!