This idea came from one of those Pinterest pins that offer you the entire tutorial all at once. Check it out. It's been on my list for a while, but was afraid to ruin a nice piece of art. I finally realized that I could use an abandoned collage I made a couple of years ago.
Supplies: painted canvas - anything works vinyl letters - I found them at Target for about $3 acrylic paint in desired color - I used "Sea Lavender" by Martha Stewart paint brush an awesome quote
Arrange the words onto your painting/background. The vinyl letters are repositionable so don't worry too much about getting it perfect right away.
Pour paint all over your picture. Spread the paint.
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Wait for it to dry completely, then peel the letters off. Because I was using a collage and not a painting (as recommeded in the tutorial) I had a little trouble with the paint peeling off with the vinyl letters. An x-acto knife in hand helps with this, should you have the same issue.
Definitely visit the creator of the original tutorial, A Beautiful Mess, for extra inspiration regarding this project.