Thursday, May 31, 2012

Psalm 145:2 WORDart Home Decor

Happy Thursday!  I love Thursdays.

printed canvas WORDart by Karen

This scripture is my “motto” to live by.  I feel that if I will bless the Lord and praise Him every day, then I will live my life in the right perspective.  It keeps my life in focus, if you will.  My priorities are lined up the way they should be and my attitude is brighter.  One of my husband’s favorite sayings is, “is your cup half empty or half full?”.   When I am focusing on the goodness and the love and grace of Jesus Christ, I tend to see my cup as “half full”.  When I lose that perspective, then it is so easy to be overwhelmed by life…to see the negative and to focus on those things in life that we feel are not being fulfilled.  Jesus is the way maker, the provider, the deliverer, the healer, the encourager, the strength of my life and I will bless and praise Him and trust Him to be all of those things to me.

Because I love this scripture so much, I wanted to hang it in my home.  I had a block left from the scrapbook blocks I made for my son,  so I decided to use it for this.  The wood is about 11 inches square.  I stained it and dry brushed it with off-white and aqua paints.

I printed the WORDart onto canvas fabric and then “aged” it by using distress ink and a foam pad and fraying up the edges.  I then glued it onto the block using gel medium and used upholstery tacks to embellish the edges.  I had some paper flowers and leaves left over from my last paper flower making binge and used them to add a little something to the bottom.  It looks great hanging on my wall.

Here is the WORDart if you would like to use it.

Psalm 145:2 WORDart by Karen

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Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Karen: I just LOVE this project. I have forever loved the look at printing on canvas, and I've seen it done by others, but I've still never attempted it Your project is stunning, and what a great life verse. Thanks for sharing this with us in this week's challenge at Word Art Wednesday. You are such a tremendous blessing to us!
Karen L

Jennifer said...

Such a wonderful passage to see each day to remind us of where our focus should be! Thank you so much for sharing this verse! I think I'll follow your lead and find a place in my home for this!
ps How do you print on canvas? Can you just put it through your printer? Just curious.

Mynn xx said...

Oh, this is just FABULOUS!!! LOVE the canvas and all the distressing. GORGEOUS creation--and I am inspired by your wonderful words! :) God bless!!!

kiwimeskreations said...

Karen this is fabulous - love how you have presented this, it is beautiful.

Linda Carson said...

Love this verse! Thank you for sharing it w/us!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Karen, I love your altered art and the scripture you chose for this. I hope to take the time to make some things like this in the near future. Thanks so much for linking it to Scripture Thursday. ~ Abby

dizzydollylou said...

How lovely and inspiring your work is x dizzydollylou