Inspirational Gallery Wall
Welcome to the weekend…
And just in time a little weekend inspiration for you…what I call an inspirational wall inspired by Heidi’s Gallery Wall collection found at Michaels.
The beginnings of this wall was introduced a few weeks back on a Periscope I did. I shared how I was taking Marquee Letters, and Faux Pallet Chipboard Signs, Foam Stamps, and several of the Distress Kits to create a wall that was to be a daily inspiration to me leading up to my missions trip to Uganda.
This wall has indeed been just that, a real inspiration to me everyday. I created this wall space in my room to wake up to every morning. I adore how it all came together.
Today I want to take a few moments and share some details that made up the Marquee Letters, and then a little video tutorial of this here wall.
Grab a couple of the 12′ Marquee Letters and a Whitewash Distress Kit. Heidi has a few great videos on My Craft Channel that shares details on how to distress these letters just right. I chose GO as that is just what I am going to do…GO and share my heart and help to a land I have never visited before.
The distress kits come with two paint applicators, I used the sponge brush to add a layer of the grey paint first.
Here you can see a before and after. The letter on the right has only the grey. I don’t completely cover the letter, but rather only gave it one coat. It’s suppose to be distressed, so for me less was better than more.
The left image is shown with the second coat, the white paint, over the grey. Use the bristle brush for this application. And again, less is better. You don’t have to cover that grey up completely. That said, this is a total customizable process, so experiment with how you would like yours to look.
When the letters were dried, I used the included letter templates to trace and cut out GO with the White Wash Wood Paper. I really really love how that distress paint and that paper go together so amazingly. Pretty happy.
A few more additions to this wall include the Faux Pallet Chipboard Sign that I stamped with the Large Alpha Foam Stamps. The wood hand lettered wall art is found at Flax + Wool Designs on Etsy.
This frame and canvas is also from Michaels. I printed and foiled Heidi’s printable here and used one of the Large Silver Bulldog Clips to adhere to the canvas.
And lastly yet another canvas picked up at Michaels that I stenciled an outline of Uganda on.
And that is my inspiration wall. All was put up using Command Strips so it is super easy to take down and switch around and add to or what not. But I don’t know…I think this wall will stay in place for a while.
And here, for your viewing pleasure…a little before and after wall tour::
Collection used: Gallery Wall