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DIY: Modern Inpirational Quote Art

A well placed inspirational quote can really put a smile on my face whether I'm having a good or not so good day. This artsy DIY is so easy and will only take about an hour of your time (not including dry time). Easily personalized and perfect for any room needing a few inspirational words. Here we go!

Step 1: Gather Materials
(All items from purchased at Michaels)
  • 1-2 sheets of tissue paper
  • Mod lodge
  • Foam Paint brush 
  • Small paint brush 
  • Acrylic paint (I used black)

Step 2: Apply Mod Podge
Here we are using mod podge as our adhesive for the next step of applying tissue paper. 

Using your foam brush apply a thin coat of mod podge to the blank canvas board. Make sure your coat is an even thin layer. Apply to the sides as well.

Step 3: Placing the  Tissue Paper

Gently place the tissue paper over the canvas with enough paper to cover the sides of the board.

Step 4: Pressing the Paper

Using your foam brush gently press the paper to the board removing any bubbles and creating a smooth finish. Be extra careful to not rip the damp paper.

Step 5: Sealing 

With an extra gentle hand, apply a thin even coat of mod podge to the top of the tissue paper to seal the paper to the canvas and create a shiny top coat.

Step 6: Hand Write Your Message

Using your acrylic paint and a thin paint brush hand write your inspirational quote. This would look beautiful with calligraphy handwriting. I recommend practicing first on a scrap piece of paper before writing on your canvas.  Stencils or letter stickers would also work well here. Play around with font shape and size. Have fun!

Step 7: Apply Final Coat of Sealant

Apply a final coat of mod podge over your quote (after it has dried) to provide a shiny top coat and keep everything in place.

Step 8: Display!!
 After everything has dried, I would wait 24 hours just to be safe, and then hang in your favorite place. I've used mine to decorate my workspace where I make all my jewelry orders. You can visit my jewelry shop Calypte Collection here. I love having inspirational quotes in a place where I do my work. This DIY would also be great for many area in your home, mantels, tabletops, anywhere!

How about you? What's your favorite inspirational quote? Let us know in the comments below!


p.s. I just saw this similar post for a lettered vase diy from, A Fabulous Fete I love it! It's so pretty and such a clever idea. 


Happy Earthday!

Happy earthday everyone! I'm so glad that we have a holiday that reminds us to be kind to our planet, to use and reuse as much as we can.

There are many ways to indulge in what the world has to offer and still be an earth friendly participant. Here at Calypte Collection we love nature and the planet and want to help as we can to keep things green. 

All of our leather jewelry is Eco friendly in that the colors are achieved using non harmful dyes free of lead and other nasty chemicals. 

Also, your jewelry pieces are carefully and lovingly wrapped in biodegradable, recycleable materials as much as possible. 

Have a wonderful and beautiful earthday!



Happy Friday!

Start out your day with a positive outlook. Here is a really great word art printable to keep a smile on your face all through the weekend.