As you can see in this picture, I started it more than once. I had a row all cut out and glued on and I just wasn't loving it. So I ripped off what I could and painted over what remained, knowing it would all be covered anyway.
Whenever I had spare time, I went through old magazines, coupon inserts and weekly store ads looking for the appropriate letters and words. After trying out just using individual letters, I realized it looked a lot better with a mixture of words and letters.
Here you can see it about halfway done, and if you look close you can see the mixture. I clipped the letters spelling out I LOVE YOU and the words LOVE and YOU. And then I just did a mixture of ways to write it. Some were spelled out in letters, some were written "I love u" or "I love you!" and sometimes I used "ou" stuck together.
Once I finally had everything pieced together, I brushed over the whole thing with Mod Podge, just to help seal it in.
Now that it's finally finished, I am really happy with how it turned out. But it was SO much harder than I thought it would be! Not only is the letter V super hard to find in magazines, but even getting the placements right was tricky. But I think it was worth it. Now I just have to figure out where to hang it.
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