Last year I decided I wanted to save my $$ and get those super big letters to use in decorating my classroom. As English Language Arts is my thing, I decided I wanted to get READ and WRITE. Hobby Lobby has the big paper box letters on sale this week, so I picked them up. As a fan of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes genius, I decided to give it a try to cover my letters in Calvin & Hobbes comic strips. I am thrilled with how it came out!
1. Supplies: Letters, Mod Podge (for paper on paper), brush, tempera or acrylic paint, exact-o knife, comics
2. I painted the edges of the letters first. I used an orange color because many Calvin & Hobbes comics have Hobbes in them, and I thought the orange would go nicely with the tiger orange of Hobbes. 🙂
3. I pulled the color comics out of the book and trimmed the white border from around the page edges. I laid them face down on my table.
4. Using my brush, I brushed the Mod Podge all across the face of my letter. Then I placed the letter face down on top of the spread out comics.
5. I left it face down for an hour, then turned it over and added Mod Podge under any places where the comics overlapped.
6. I let it sit overnight. Then, I turned it over and used the Exact-o knife to trim around the letter, cutting away the extra paper.
7. I repainted any orange areas that needed it and covered the entire front surface with a layer of the Mod Podge. I love, love, love them!If you make any big awesome letters, share them with me, I’d love to see them!