One Little Word - Vision Board
I have never done a vision board.
The purpose of this activity was to have fun. Done!
I also experienced a new way to create my own art, I feasted on words as I looked through magazines. It is interesting to see what words resonate with me right now. It will be interesting to do this again a year from now and see how those words change.
I used an old Runners World magazine I had, an HGTV magazine borrowed from Paula, and a Pottery Barn catalog.
I don't subscribe to magazines (used to subscribe to RW) and didn't want to buy new ones. Yet, I found what I needed here.
We can find what we need when we are open to what our needs actually are!
I don't really look through magazines much. Since I'd already looked through these this trip through was to see what words they could offer me.
I cut out a bunch of words, trimmed them down and got an 11x14 canvas.
I already pulled my letters for my words. I used chipboard I had on hand. I didn't want my word to overlap these other words, but rather to frame my word Purpose.
As I began laying stuff out, rearranging, trying to find the balance on my canvas, I found 11x14 was just to small!
I found a 16x20 canvas, yes I just happen to have blank canvas around my house, and began again!
I like the look of more white space on my canvas. After all the work I think I'd concentrate from the center and go out instead of working from the outside in.
I chose little gold accents. I began with white, but needed more. Black could've been good, or a color, but I had put a gold heart on, and so decided my word would also be gold.
I painted the letters (white because I tried that first), then put Mod Podge over them, poured extra fine glitter on top of that and let it dry. I went over the glitter again with Mod Podge so it wouldn't flake off.
Here is how it turned out...