Hi Classy Clutterers! It’s always a wonderful day in my neighborhood when I get to stop by and share a project with Mallory and Savannah! This year, more than ever, I’ve been eager to start decorating my home for spring. (Hello, 6-foot snowbanks.) My ultimate favorite Classy Clutter project is the b-a-n-a-n-a-s good pixelated wall treatment these ladies did for Creating With the Stars last year. I fell in love with them the minute I saw this. And then, more recently, Gwen from the Bold Abode posted an uh-mazing pixelated canvas. Needless to say, I’ve had pixelated projects bouncing around in my head for a while.
Sometimes it takes the smallest little nudge to inspire, and this $3 thrift store frame did that for me. A spring quote on a handmade pixelated backdrop coming right up.
I actually followed Gwen’s tutorial at first and grabbed an image online that I tried to pixelated with triangles in photoshop. Too bad I suck at photoshop so the final product was very pretty but not wildly helpful as a template. I ended up using my pixelated image more as a color pallet than anything else… I certainly wasn’t able to copy triangle by triangle, but ultimately just mixing colors and playing around got me a nice enough finished product!
With my backdrop cut to size, I found a quote and set it up using my Cricut software. If you don’t have a Cricut than obviously a hand drawn quote will work JUST as well. I used a gold metallic market and let the Cricut take care of the rest.
Aside from the impossible degree of difficulty involved in photographing anything with glass, I LOVE the way this turned out.
After I finished this project, I HAD to incorporate this into my spring house tour… it’s the perfect punch of color wherever I stick it!
I love the contrast of the pixelated colors with the text overlay… I’m not sure that I have the patience but I’m a little hung up on the idea of creating a similar project in large-scale as a wall mural or something. Stay tuned!!
Here are some of my other projects that show a similar love for lots and lots of color!