We Can Be Loved Exactly As We Are – An easy painting featuring a beautiful quote from Mister Rogers
I love having art around the house. Finding new ways to display prints and paintings is one of my favorite parts of decorating a room. When we started working on redecorating my bedroom I knew that I wanted to make art a focal point.
This message is something I think a lot of us need to keep in mind more often. Having it in my bedroom helps me remember that I am lovable as-is. It’s also a concept I hope to instill in my children. I love them as-is too.
What are your favorite quotes or sayings to keep around your house? I’d love to hear your suggestions. Leave your favorite in the comments and I will check them out!
- 9″ x 12″ blank canvas or gesso board
- Acrylic paints in white, black, and blue
- Masking tape
- Paint brushes
Start by prepping your art board with a coat of white paint.
While that is drying, mix two shades of blue. I used a little bit of black and a lot of white to create two shades of dusty grayish blue. You can adjust these shades to your own taste or go with a completely different color palette. It’s up to you!
Apply five strips of masking tape to the canvas (make sure it’s totally dry first) to divide the canvas into sections.
Next, paint alternating sections with the darker shade of blue, and let this coat dry completely before moving to the next step.
Now comes the fun part! Use a medium-width brush to paint your letters. It’s ok if they come out a little messy. Adding borders in the next step will help clean them up.
If you are using a different quote on your project I highly suggest sketching out your lettering on a piece of paper before trying to paint them on the canvas. It can be hard to judge how each word will fit, so practicing on a test paper really helps!
Let your letters dry completely, then use a thin brush to apply a thin border around each letter. You can also use this brush to add small details and simple patterns throughout the piece. Try not to get hung up on how neat or messy it looks. The message on the painting should be kept in mind. Try and love your wonky painting just as it is.
Mine was certainly a bit wonky, but it looks adorable in my room. Don’t you think?
P.S. If you enjoy projects with painting, check out my posts for Making Your Own Feminist Art Canvases and Hand Painted Geometric Planters.