I really like all of the dimensional quotes and artwork that I’ve seen on Pinterest over the last several months. Do you know the ones I’m talking about? They’re made by writing out the quote (or drawing the design) in glue, and then letting it dry and painting the whole thing. I’ve wanted to make one for myself, but right now I just don’t have the wall space for something like that. So I decided to use that concept and make a miniature version using alphabet pasta.
The idea is very simple. I used one of those cheap wood plaques that you can get at any craft store for about 50 cents (I think the one I used was about 4 inches square), and then I used tweezers to dip alphabet pasta into Mod Podge and then position the letters onto the piece of wood.
If Mod Podge filled any of the holes in the letters, I used a straight pen to remove the excess.
I didn’t do any measuring or marking for the letter placement. I just kind of eyeballed it.
When all of the letters were in place, I mixed up some Mod Podge and water (about 1:1 ratio) and brushed it over all of the letters, getting it into the cracks and crevices, but being sure to smooth it out as much as possible.
After the letters were dry and securely attached, I gave it a coat of spray primer.
And then followed up with a coat of spray paint. Of course, you could leave it just like this…
…but I decided to highlight the letters with just a bit of metallic craft paint. I just used my finger to lightly dab the paint on the raised areas of the letters.
These are super cheap and easy to make. Wouldn’t they make a cute gift for someone with a desk job? You could customize the quote just for them, or add a Bible verse that has special meaning to them.
Of course, pasta letters aren’t perfectly uniform, but we’ll just say that the imperfections add to the charm.