I have stared at these two blank walls in my living room for a few months. I blame the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Seriously, I read that book and then looked around our house and realized most things did not in fact bring me joy. Anyway, back to the blank walls. They are depressingly blank and needed some color. I wanted a personalized piece reminiscent of the cross-stitch name pillows my mom made for our family as a kid. Using that concept as inspiration and my love for the whimsy of children’s art we created this Tape Resist Name Crossword Art.
WHAT YOU NEED FOR TAPE RESIST NAME CROSSWORD ART
HOW TO MAKE THE TAPE RESIST NAME CROSSWORD ART
Prior to beginning the project I wrote all our family members’ names on a piece of paper and figured out how to fit them together like a crossword puzzle. Then I used the alphabet stickers to recreate the names on the canvas. My kids were fascinated by how all of our names fit together. Wouldn’t this be cool for a whole class project? (maybe an auction piece?)
Next I set up the canvas with a variety of paint colors. I love using mason jars for paint containers.
The only instruction I gave my kids was to cover up all the white canvas. Their only disappointment was they painted it really fast.
Once the paint dried we peeled back the stickers to reveal our super cool new art work. No more boring blank wall!