Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope this day is filled with love and family for you! I have a daughter “of age” who is single at the moment…she is referring to this as “Singleness Awareness Day!” There are many forms of love outside of romantic love…one of them being love of family. I haven’t talked too much about my large (10 children), but ever shrinking family at home but they are one of the greatest loves in my life! A source of so much joy ( with a little pain and sorrow thrown in for balance) over the years as I have watched them grow into amazing young adults! I am down to just four under 18 and living at home and they aren’t so little anymore…they range from 10 to 15! One of my married daughters came over yesterday and as we were seated around the table she looked around (our table seats 10-12) at the 6 of us and said “ahhh what a sweet little family. I guess this is what most it’s like in most families…” Seeing all the empty seats around the table and the missing faces that they represent brings sorrow and joy at the same time. I miss them but am thankful for the lives that they have now…their spouses, and children…ahhh grandchildren, but that’s another post! :-)
I was having an email chat with someone about family yesterday and specifically some family word art. I hadn’t seen any done in dictionary format and I am in love with that form of word art! So I thought I would just do one for “family” …well…all I had to do was google for the definition of family and there were many images of the definition already out there! Lesson learned: just because I haven’t seen it doesn’t mean it isn’t there! :-) Most of what I found was in vinyl and LARGE to adhere directly to a wall. So, I took some of the definitions and tweaked them to fit our family and made a smaller printable! I’m sharing it as my Valentine’s gift to you! It is about 6”x6” . You can click for the larger image and then right click to save. Please let me know if you have any problems downloading or printing!
Here is how I am going to display mine. I saw this last week:
over at Some What Simple. Stephanie said that she has had this on her “to-do” list for sometime. She found the original idea over at Let's Make It Ours. Stephanie shared a tutorial that is very easy to follow. This is all there is to it:
You will need the “Family” Printable trimmed to fit the tile, a 6”x6” ceramic tile,Matte Mod Podge, a foam brush an easel and maybe some spray paint if you want to change the color of your easel.
Trim your paper to fit the tile. I didn’t leave much of an edge since the paper and tile are the same color. I printed the word art onto already textured scrapbook paper. I brushed a very thin coat of the Mod Podge on the back of the paper and didn’t go quite to the edges so that I wouldn’t have any seeping out as I pressed it down onto the tile. I put a heavy book on it and let it dry overnight. Stephanie says at least an hour, but it was late and I was ready for bed! This morning I brushed on a thin layer of Mod Podge going in one direction. I was hesitant at first because this was printed on an ink jet printer and I wasn’t sure if the Mod Podge would cause it to run. I don’t know if it is because the MP is so thick or what, but NO RUNS! yay!! I brushed all in one direction per Stephanie’s tutorial and then let it dry, at least 15 minutes. I gave it another coat going in the same direction, because it looked like it needed it. The thicker paper maybe? After both coats were dry, I went back over it in the other direction to get the canvas look. One coat was sufficient this time. While it was drying, I painted the silver easel black.
This was one of the easiest projects I have done and it comes out looking so “professional”.
I tried to show some of the texture, up close, but didn’t have much luck…I’m saving for a “real camera'” :-)
I want to Mod Podge everything to tile now!!! I think that these are going to be on the top of my “go to” list for gifts this year!
Enjoy your day, your family and your printable! Oh, if you download, please let me know with a comment so I know if I should keep the printables coming! :-)
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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