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I first moved into my apartment in October of 2016. All I had was a living room furniture set and a TV. Basically, no decor or artwork to make my place, home.
I decided to spruce things up a bit and make build my own canvas. I got my inspiration off of a fellow colleague’s Facebook page when he posted a picture of two frames he had made that stated, “Be Still, My Soul”. Seeing that picture sparked inspiration for me to pull my favorite bible versus and make a canvas out of it.
I chose mountains as a background to signify that even at the highest peaks and the lowest valleys of life, God is with you no matter what. He is there to lift you up and to make sure you are taken care of. He is right along with you through your success stories and as well as your doubtful times.
I chose the color navy, because it is one of my favorite colors. It is bold yet subtle enough to make a huge statement in a room of neutral colors.
I decided to script my words in a more handwritten calligraphy style. The font is supposed to be eye-catching and make you inspired. The white paint lightens the background and extenuates the meaning of being with God through all times of life. God is pure and wants to be with you through it all.
You must know, I did not buy my canvas already this size. I bought all the supplies and built the frame myself. I wrapped the the canvas material around the frame and stapled it tight.
I purchased the wood for the frame at a local Menards and cut it down to the dimensions I was looking for (3’x5′). I then took my painter’s canvas that I got from Walmart and laid it out and then placed my frame on the canvas. I wrapped each side pulling tighter and tighter as I worked my way around. I then trimmed off the excess material and got to work painting. I bought 1 can of navy blue paint and just added white paint to it to get the nice ombre mountain effect. I started out painting the lighter shades first and then the darker shades. Once that was all dry, it was time to paint the words. I typed up my saying on word and basically free-handed my lettering.
I am considering producing these and selling these for around $150 each. If you are interested, leave me a comment and I will get in contact with you! If you have any other ideas, let me know on my Instagram!
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