I try to make prayer a regular part of my daily life. It's a very solemn and personal time for me.
To help me stay focus I even organize my thoughts so to make my prayers a little more meaningful.
So to help organize my thoughts, I thought up of a cute way to display it, or "decor-ganize it", in a Subway Art Fashion.
Then I displayed next to my bed where I'll see it often. It also serves as a little reminder to pray when life gets busy or distracted.
This is more of an outline of how I pray. I fill in the gaps with more of the specific things I need.
Praying is a very personal and sacred act. This outline may differ from how another person would pray.
Respectfully I felt it appropriate to do this craft, and then share with you.
To make a Subway Art Board:
1) Pick a topic of your choice. Then with different fonts and sizes display the words on a board.
2) Since I wanted to stencil mine I used my Cricut to cut out the words and phrases.
The possibilities are limitless on this part, not just a stencil and paint.
3) I got this board from the DI and painted it with acrylic paint.
4) Since stenciling letters can be tricky here's a tip. Use a spray adhesive evenly on the back and let it dry for 5 minutes before applying it to the surface.
It will remain slightly tacky and will help the stencil stay in place. It should still come off easily when done.
5) Place stencil on surface.
6) I also had to individually glue on the holes in the letters. I didn't do it on all of them, just the ones that were larger or looked real funny if I didn't.
I used a scrapbook glue to do this part.
7) Next take a different acrylic paint color and a sponge brush and start painting.
Get your brush just barley wet with the paint and dab lightly. Too much paint and/or pressure will cause it to smear under parts you don't it want to.
Do light dabs over one part and let dry a little while you move to another part. Then go back till you're satisfied with the look.
8) When finished let dry and remove stencil.
It's a good idea to practice a few times...
You can see that it's smudgy in lots of parts. I just used some cardboard to practice these ones on.
Good thing the 3rd time was a charm!