I have several letter sized prints I could have easily hung, but I wanted something a little larger and decided to make a piece of wall art on my own, with an inspirational phrase that has meaning to me. Plus I already had all of the supplies I needed. Here is what I collected :
12x12 white cardstock / fabric scraps (mine are from Joanns) / Silhouette die-cutting machine / fabric blade / fabric interfacing / ruler / adhesive
My first step was to choose a phrase. I was envisioning a grid of letters, ideally 9 letters (for a 3x3 grid), and 2-3 words so I could use a different fabric for each word. My favorites were be present and just start. I went with be present for this piece.
Ghosttown, for a hand cut look. I enlarged the letters until they were about 2.5 inches tall.
Since I was using two different fabrics, I cut the two words separately, starting with be. Following the directions on the Silhouette fabric interfacing, I cut down the fabric and interfacing to a generous 5x8 inches. With the rough side of the interfacing facing the backside of the fabric, I ironed it down and removed the white backer paper.