I love when I can find inspiration for my products on other blogs. I recently found this totally awesome Geometric Painted Wall on Pinterest. It was done by Interiors by Kenz and is totally awesome!
I knew I wanted to do this on something, but what?
Then I found these really cool 18 inch wood letters at my local craft store, and then I knew.
I did a Washi Tape Monogram Letter for one of my other daughters several months ago and had been meaning to do some for my other two daughters that share a room. I thought that design would look awesome on these big letters. I thought about painting it like Kenz had done her wall but decided instead to use paper and Mod Podge it on.
Here are the papers that I chose.
This was the long part of the process. I started by cutting all the sheets into 1 1/2 inch squares.
When I had all the squares I cut them in half into triangles.
Whew! That was a lot of cutting! The next step was prepping my wood letters. I used spray paint along the sides of the letters.
They are already starting to look awesome! Here they are with the paint on the edges. I might have gotten it all over my hands too, but that I the price you pay when you are crafting.
While I was mapping this out in my mind I decided to craw a line across the center that I could use as my guide.
As I applied the the triangles I realized this really wasn’t necessary. Besides, I didn’t even think about using the correct angle so the line was off after the first row. The triangles really keep themselves in line.
To apply the the triangles I simply used Mod Podge. With a foam brush I applied a thin layer and then stuck the triangles on. You don’t want to use too much because the paper will wrinkle before it is even dry. Also only apply Mod Podge to a small area at a time. Otherwise it will dry before you get to it.
I found the easiest way was to go row by row.
I started on the bottom left of the M, and then when it came to the middle where the letter went all the way across I did a couple rows and then down the right side. I did this to keep my rows straight. I didn’t want to work on both sides and then have them not line up when they met in the middle.
The letter is completely covered in LOTS of little triangles. Isn’t that a cool geometric design?
Flip the letter over and with a craft knife trace around the letter and this will cut off all of the extra pieces.
Ta Da! It looks so awesome! But I’m not done yet.
It is kind of hard to see in this picture but I put a layer of Mod Podge over the top to seal it all together. I let the first layer dry for about 30 minutes and applied a second layer and let it dry. The Mod Podge actually does a couple of things. 1. Acts as a glue and keeps all the pieces together so they wont fall off over time and 2. Gives it a nice shiny look so it looks more professionally made.
I made geometric letters for my two girls and their names start with an M and an E. I didn’t want it to read “me” or “em” on their wall so I split it up by using the ampersand sign. I painted the ampersand with the same spray paint I used along the edges of the wood letters so they would all match.
When everything was good a dry I hung them in my daughter’s room. I love how they turned out, and do a great job of bringing some color onto their white walls.
Here is a side view so you can see the pink edges. Aren’t they fun!
A huge thank you to Kenz for inspiring my Geometric Monogram Letters. I love them!