She's Crafty: Paint With Stickers Tutorial!

I don't know if many of you know this, but I love to paint! I'm not that great at creating portraits or landscapes, so I try to keep things fun with abstract projects. A year or two ago, I came across a little painting project on Pinterest that I am going to show you today.

All you need for this DIY creation is:
  • Canvas or paper suitable for painting. Be aware that there are different types of each, and what you use depends on your choice of paint.
  • Paint & Paintbrushes! I like to use acrylics in primary colors, as well as white. 
  • Alphabet Stickers. I bought my puffy stickers at Michael's

1. Come up with something snappy to put on your canvas! I chose a song lyric. Also, think of how you want to lay out your stickers before you stick them down completely. Do you want them to be straight, or do you want there to be movement between letters?

2. I suggest painting over the stickers first; I did this because I wanted my letters to have specific coloring. If you're using puffy letters like I did, you may need to hold them down to do this. Either way, make sure your stickers are thoroughly painted over, otherwise the final effect will not be as spectacular. 

3. Finish the rest of your painting.
4. Let the paint dry.
5. Remove your stickers! Because my stickers were puffy, they were easy to remove. If you're using flat stickers, keep an X-acto knife handy, as those tend to leave behind unwanted residue.

VoilĂ ! Lyrics from John Lennon's "Instant Karma."

An alternative to this process? Paint your canvas first, place stickers, then paint over your design in its entirety with a single color. Then peel stickers! The letters will then have a neat design on a plain-looking canvas.

What do you think, readers? Do you like to paint? What kind of DIY projects do you like to do? 


  1. Awesome job, darling!
    Love that quote!


  2. Nice post!
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    Let me know...
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  3. Ooohh awesome! You should start an etsy!

    Ps- you totally need to visit Austin! I would love to meet up at txsc!

  4. I'm not the biggest fan of painting; but I love the simplicity of this project! :)

  5. Great project! Love this design. xo style, she wrote.

  6. Cute little DIY! I just came across your blog and I'm your newest follower :) Would you mind checking out our blog and (if you like) following back via GFC and Bloglovin'? Looking forward to your next post! XX


  7. What a fun project! I love making art for our home!


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