I love paper mache letters because they’re so easy to customize for your space… try doodling on them with Gelly Roll Moonlight® pens!
- Gelly Roll Moonlight® Pens
- Paper mache letters
- Neon cardstock
- Jewelry wire
1) Today I’ll be altering this set of letters for my craft studio. They cost around $3 each at JoAnn crafts. I’ll be doodling on them with Sakura’s Gelly Roll Moonlight® pens, because they show up so well on the brown paper. For my first letter, I’m drawing a random design with a pencil. Then, I’ll fill in the shapes with different colors. I’m leaving some of the shapes bare for contrast.
2) I’m going to cover my second letter in journaling. Meaningful words that I want to emphasize will be written in a different color.
3) For this last letter, I’m making a pattern of concentric circles. I’m varying the size of these for interest, and making them look as though they overlap.
4) Now that I’m done with the surface of my letters, I want to add a pop of color to the sides. I’m covering them with neon cardstock. I bought this paper pack at Wal-Mart. Measure the sides of a letter, then cut paper strips to that width.
5) Add adhesive to the paper strip, then glue it to the side of your letter. Don’t forget to cover the sides of center cut-outs, as well.
6) I’ve decided to add a wire word on top of my letters. I’m using thick jewelry wire in hot pink. It’s easiest to write the word out on a piece of scrap paper, then use it as a template to shape the word from wire.
7) Adhere the word with hot glue.