Create personalized initial wall art with an old budget frame, fabric and Mod Podge. I added Pearlized Sealer for an extra special touch.
I really love personalized crafts. When I see the letter “A” I get really excited. Maybe because it represents both my first and last name – so it’s doubly awesome? And is doubly a word?
I don’t know, but I know that I had making this DIY initial wall art.
I didn’t make it for myself but as a gift for a friend. I used a frame and mat that I got from a craft store on heavy discount (I love doing that). As an extra something special, I added Mod Podge Pearlized Sealer for added “she-bang.”
It gives a really nice sheen without being overwhelming. This is really easy wall art to make! Here’s how it’s done.
Personalized Initial Wall Decor
Gather These Supplies
- Recycled frame with removable back
- Fabric of your choice – enough to cover the back of the frame
- FolkArt acrylic paint – Yellow Citron, Teal
- Primer, white
- Mod Podge Gloss
- Mod Podge Pearlized Sealer
- Wood letter
- Craft glue
- Wax paper
Sand your frame just in case there are any coatings on it, or to get rid of rough areas. Then spray the entire thing with white primer. I also removed the back of the frame and sprayed with white primer. Let it all dry.
Paint the entire frame with the paint color of your choice. It’s going to look beautiful so be prepared. I almost cried when I saw all of the aqua – Love.
Paint your letter with the color of your choice. I used yellow citron.
Which is one of my other favorite paint colors and looks so great with shades of blue. Isn’t it awesome?
Now that everything is painted, add Mod Podge to the top of the back of your frame insert. Add a medium layer and smooth the fabric down. Let dry and trim around the edges.
You may be wondering why I didn’t prepare the fabric. Since it’s hanging on the wall and I’m not worried about fraying or it being on furniture, there is no need to.
Paint a coat of Mod Podge over the top of the fabric and let dry.
Now glue the letter on and let dry.
You can leave your initial wall art project as-is, but I highly recommend adding the pearlized spray for some sheen. It’s pretty cool and I think you are going to like the effect in person. I know my friend will love it. Yay!
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