"Looking" for art that is "E"asy on the eyes? How about an old eye chart!!! Although I think this guy below could make a great piece in an office or entry way I wanted to create one to convey a hidden message from me that would go great in my dining room. Here's how I did it. . .
First, I opened up Microsoft word and made my own eye chart doing my best to make it resemble the original as far as the form. Basically the first line has one letter, the second has two, the third three, and so on.
I had a basic idea of what I wanted my message to be from the beginning, but it had to be tweaked here and there as I tried to use the amount of letters the chart gave me. Can you decode the words?
Once I had everything exactly how I wanted it, I printed out my piece of paper, took it to Kinkos, and asked them to print it in the size I needed for my frame.
Next, I placed the piece of paper on poster board and used Mod Podge to attach and protect it.
If you have more of a clean and modern space you could stop here and happily hang your handmade art! However, I wanted my piece to seem old and weathered. So, I brought in the wood stain and antiquing glaze. I also wanted it to look a little wrinkled (which was easily accomplished by not being careful when I put the paper on the poster board).
I applied the stain and glaze with a foam brush dotting and dabbing it in random spots. Then, I applied more Mod Podge while it was still wet. This allowed the stain to be carried across the whole piece while remaining darker in some parts (which helped it to seem more authentic).
Last, I let everything dry and placed the piece in it's frame. And. . .
1. Eat every bite and love it.
2. Curves r totally n.
3. First feed your soul then your belly.