Decoupage Comic Book Letters
Is your home boring? Does your office lack luster? Do you ever think, “I sure wish my life was like a comic book,” or “This day would be so much cooler if I was surrounded by onomatopoeia”? We have the news of the century for you (hyperbole, which is almost as fun as onomatopoeia)! To celebrate arts and crafts month we share one of our favorite craft projects in today’s blog post, Decoupage Comic Book Letters. With a few cheap supplies, you can easily add more pizazz to your life by decorating your walls with super heroes and villains.
* Comic books. You will cut these up, so don’t grab any that you are attached to.
* Wooden/cardboard letters. These can be picked up at most craft stores and are relatively cheap. Come up with a word (maybe your name or mantra) to spell out. We used “KAPOW!”
* Modge Podge.
* Foam brush.
* Exacto knife or scissors.
Start by cutting or tearing clips from your comic book stash. All the images can be from one series and feature the same set of characters or a crossover of DC, Marvel, indies or whatever. There are no rules but the ones you make up.
After you have a nice stash of clips to choose from, map out how you would like the comics to be arranged on your letter.
It’s Modge Podge time! You will get messy so you might as well accept it. Make sure you have enough space and aren’t gluing like crazy on surfaces that you don’t wish to get dirty.
Using a foam brush, paint a small amount of glue onto your letter. Apply the paper over your glued area, smoothing it flat as you go. Then brush an even lighter layer of glue over the clipping. Start small. A little bit goes a long way with this stuff, so don’t go overboard or you run the risk of ruining the paper.
After you have covered the entire surface of the letter, use your Exacto knife or scissors to cut any comic book edges hanging off the letter. We used the Exacto knife to cut at the corners and then Modge Podged any extra bits to the back.
Repeat the same process to all your letters and KAPOW your phrase is finished. Hang in your office, home or give to a friend. For more comic crafts and related links, visit our Comic Board on Pinterest. Our board has links to other decoupage comic book crafts in addition to room decor, reviews and accessories.
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