With most people working from home due to coronavirus, I wanted to give you all a craft that can also contribute to your day-to-day mindset. This is an 8.5×11 poster that you can print out at home and, hopefully, help you to think positively.
Anyone who knows me calls me a pessimist, and for a long time I thought of myself as a realist. Over the past few years, I’ve recognized the power of positivity in my mindset.
Not to get all sappy on you, but the last few years have been the hardest I’ve experienced and having a positive person and positivity around me generally has helped me push through some challenging times. Maybe something as simple as a positive poster could help you do the same.
Before we get into this craft project, you need to know that you can do this two ways.
- Print the poster first and then paint: this will give the font a weathered look. The black ink won’t be as vibrant as it would if you went with option 2. I kind of like this look.
- Paint on paper first and then print: This keeps all of the paint and ink looking pristine.
I made both of these so you can see which one you like best.
Have you decided which one you like best?
Great, grab the supplies below and we’ll get stared.
Positive quote watercolor poster supplies
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Step 1: download the poster
Right click on the image above and click “Save Image As”.
Choose a name for your file and save it.
If you want to paint over the text like in the first option above, go ahead and print it on your cardstock paper now.
If you want to print over the paint, move on to the next step.
Step 2: paint the poster
Go ahead and paint your poster.
Choose a few colors you like that go well together. I picked pink, purple and blue.
Step 3: touch up the edges (optional)
When you’re finished, get your paint brush wet and roll it in the paint. Then, brush it along the edges like in the image above.
I like to do this to make it pop a bit more. Totally optional though.
Let it dry.
When you’re done, frame your poster and hang it somewhere visible like your office or your bedroom.
Hopefully it will remind you to think about the positive things in your life and to be grateful for what you have. When you’re positive, life seems to go more smoothly.
I’d love to see what you’re making! Using the #MakeSomethingMondays on social to share it with me. I’m usually over on Instagram checking out everyone’s masterpieces. I just started my account on IG late last year, so I have a lot of catching up to do! If you follow me here, come check out the fun stuff I’m doing there as well.