Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DIY Light Up Word Art
I received some amazing electro-luminescent wire (EL Wire) a while back that has just been waiting for the perfect project to come along. I finally decided on a word worthy of being lit up to be added to my slowly growing wall of word art.
I like physical reminders in my space to keep me focused on the things that are important to me. Kindness is something that I try to practice every day, even when it would be easier to be rude or apathetic. And I especially want to be kind to myself. Sometimes that takes more work than being kind to strangers.
I could wax poetically about my philosophy on kindness all day, but let's move on to the craft.
This is from the tutorial from I Spy DIY to make a Neon Letter Light. But I used a handwritting font, MiuScript, instead of scribbling my own letters. Although all those tight U-turns sure were difficult to glue down. I ended up putting clear tape over the bits that didn't want to stick instead of re-gluing.
I think if I was going to make this again, I'd use Shrimp Salad Circus' tutorial that includes hammering out the wire to make it more sturdy and give a flat surface for gluing on.