Cheerfully EASY!

Paint Annie Lang's cheerfully easy project in no time at all with instructions and FREE pattern because Annie Things Possible!
With a blank canvas, 2" paint brush, some acrylic paints, a bit of glitter and inspiring words, you can make this cheerful DIY craft project in no time at all!
Here's what you'll need to complete the project as pictured above:

  • 12" x 16" canvas
  • 2" bristle paint brush (or use a sponge brush if you don't want to show strokes)
  • Flat brush size 6 (to paint letters)
  • Liner brush (to make background stars and dots)
  • Wood word cutouts (I purchased locally for less than $1 but found them online if you prefer to purchase via home delivery) Love  Smile   Laugh   Dream  You'll also find a trace and transfer pattern below.
  • Craft Adhesive (I used E-6000
  • Acrylic Craft Paint: Purple, Blue, Yellow, White, Pink, Aqua, Lt Green
  • Crystal Glitter (optional)

Paint Annie Lang's cheerfully easy project in no time at all with instructions and FREE pattern because Annie Things Possible!
Procedure:
Use the large brush to apply a coat of white paint to the canvas to make the colors easier to blend.  While still wet, paint a large stripe of purple, then blue and then yellow as shown. 
Paint Annie Lang's cheerfully easy project in no time at all with instructions and FREE pattern because Annie Things Possible!
Quickly flip the brush back and forth to blend the color stripes so as not to see any obvious lines between the colors, adding more color as needed. 
Paint Annie Lang's cheerfully easy project in no time at all with instructions and FREE pattern because Annie Things Possible!
A. Use the liner brush to randomly add little stars and dots over the painted canvas to add a bit more interest to the background. 
B. Basecoat the wooden letters.  C. Apply a second coat and then blend of your choice of color to the bottom half of the word.

When dry, attach the letters to the painted canvas with adhesive.  To add more sparkle, brush clear crystal glitter over the entire canvas.  Let dry, hang it up and Enjoy!

Paint Annie Lang's cheerfully easy project in no time at all with instructions and FREE pattern because Annie Things Possible!
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