Fearless Friday, Decorative Letter

I was back in my studio this week, and very happy to be there… 💃

Yay, space to paint and get messy!!



After finishing a large commissioned painting and getting it shipped off, I celebrated by doing this fun quick project that anyone can do



Get an oversized letter like this wooden M from Hobby Lobby {check Target, Walmart & Michaels too}



Find a paper that speaks to you, like “hey girl, get in touch with your wild and crazy side”

{besides craft store découpage paper, you can use tissue, wrapping paper, party napkins, or a combo, anything goes!}



Place the letter face down on the paper and either trace and cut it out, or use an exacto knife to cut out the shape as you’re tracing



Squirt the areas you want to découpage with a drizzle of adhesive or Mod Podge



Brush the area to spread the Mod Podge or white glue evenly



Apply the paper as carefully as possible



Brush an even layer of Mod Podge over surface to coat and seal



Now the fun part, paint!!  🎨

Use any acrylic craft paint, matte or glossy



Broad stripes with a flat brush, simple flowers made with a stroke and a fat dot, and pin dot polka dots



Checks made with a flat square brush


painted tray 2 thepaintedapron.com


You can see a tutorial for painting checks here



“Not perfect” polka dots made with a simple dab, and little green leaves made with a short quick stroke



My studio is now Spring & Summer fresh and pretty!



You can see more of my studio at Hiding in Plain Sight here



It is truly my happy place!


Be Fearless!!

Send me a picture of your creations inspired by Fearless Friday and I will share it on the blog!

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I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Rustic and RefinedBetween Naps on the PorchCelebrate and Decorate,

Coastal CharmCooking and Crafting with J&J,  The Scoop,   A Stroll Thru Life 

Lori’s Culinary Creations,   Moonlight and Mason Jars

Full Plate Thursday  Foodie Friday & Everything Else

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25 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Decorative Letter”
  1. So creative! Has a Mary Engelbreit kind of feel with the black in the paper.

    • Thanks Carole! At first I was going to tear the paper into pieces and decoupage, but then I realized the paper already looked like different patterns pieced together so that saved a lot of work and time!!


  2. Jenna, I think I could that! So cute and fun! I agree with Carole, it does have a Mary Engelbreit feel and I know you admire her creativity! I do, too! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Kitty says:

    Awww I love your decoupaged/painted M, Jenna! I have a letter just hanging around my house waiting to have something done to it. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy weekend to you!

  4. Stacey says:

    This is just adorable! It would be fun to have a girl’s night and make these. Thank you for the fun inspiration. 🙂

  5. I always look forward to Fearless Fridays Jenna and learn so much from you. I love the combination of collage and paint in your M. What great light you have in your studio! This is what I recently completed, adding gold leaf without adhesive, as you have done in past paintings. It is large, 3 ft X 3 ft oil/cold wax medium on canvas with gold leaf.

    Johanne Lamarche


  6. Cute idea…anytime I decoupage with ModPodge and paper I get wrinkles and it drives me crazy….any tips for keeping it smooth?

  7. Gorgeous! I love letters that have been decorated. I have some with my initials (that I didn’t make). Yours is beautiful!

  8. What fun! Makes we want to run out and buy some letters! Would make wonderful gifts too! Thanks, Jenna

  9. Love it. The M reminds me of the Mary Tyler Moore show and she had a big M on the wall. Not as cute as yours, though. Have a great weekend, Jenna.

  10. I can see why this would be your happy place Jenna. You make happiness happen in this space!

  11. Love the paper you used-very cute:@)

  12. That’s so pretty!

  13. Kim says:

    Your Fearless Friday posts sure are inspiring! This one is completely doable for me. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Mary says:

    Of course I love your ‘M’ Jenna 🙂 I had a friend give me one that was handpainted from Anthro’ for my birthday several years ago… yours is cuter!

  15. Sandra Garth says:

    Happy place indeed! I always look at these letters thinking I should get one then I lose my nerve. My tween granddaughter would love one of these so I’ll have to shake off the nerves and give this a try.

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