I think it was while we were pregnant, each with our first child, and we each had boys, that we were having a conversation about what kind of mothers we wanted to be and what kind of home we wanted to have for our children. We talked about wanting our children to want to be at home. For our homes to be a place of comfort and refuge for them. We wanted our children to want to bring their friends home where everyone would feel loved, wanted and safe. It wasn't too long after that conversation that Kelly sent me a gift. It was this plaque with a quote from Mary Dawson Hughes.
"How often thoughts and hearts return to a home that's filled with love!"
--Mary Dawson Hughes
- First, I used a canvas panel, I used an 11 x 16, but you can used whatever size you want. I found a really good deal on a large assortment on Amazon! It only goes up to 8 x 10 though, but still it is a super good price. There are 6 of each of 4 sizes!
- Use a pencil to lightly write your lettering on the panel. Also mark where the thick parts should be. (Remember, down strokes are the thick parts!)
- Fill the lettering in with a Sharpie. You could also use paint, but I find the Sharpie easier to control.
Of course, this technique will work with any saying you love. Just thing about if there is some sort of tangible symbol that you could use to replace some of the words. I think it makes the piece more interesting to look at.