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Make your own wall art; WORD ART IS ALL THE RAGE, FROM QUOTES AND LYRICS TO SIMPLE MESSAGES, HERE'S HOW TO SAY IT WITH WORDS, BY TURNING A BLANK CANVAS INTO A MASTERPIECE BY CAROLINE COOK.

Byline: CAROLINE COOK

YOU WILL NEED: Blank canvas (try Dunelm Mill, Hobbycraft or artist shops) Sticky letters, from pounds 8 for a pack of 90 letters, www.minilabels.co.uk Ruler and pencil PlastiKote Super Spray paint, pounds 6.95 for 400ml, www.plastikote.com 1 Lay newspaper/dustsheet in a well-ventilated working area (preferably outside).

2 Using the ruler and pencil, mark spacing for words and place letters on to canvas.

3 Once you're happy with the positioning, stick letters in place. Next apply two to three coats of spray paint (we used Heather Violet). Allow 5-10 minutes between coats to dry.

4 The canvas will be touch dry in 30-50 minutes and thoroughly dry in 2-3 hours. Next carefully peel off the letters and your masterpiece is ready to hang.

And if you're hopelessly non-creative..

here's five of the best ready-to-hang canvasses Oriental lily canvas wall art, pounds 22, Woolworths Yukari Sweeney London map canvas, pounds 33, Debenhams Keep Calm Eat Cake canvas, pounds 8.90, B&Q Blue boat canvas print, pounds 5, Matalan Pied a Terre pink peony 3D wall art panel, pounds 25, House of Fraser WHERE TO BUY: WWW.DEBENHAMS.COM, WWW.DIY.COM, WWW.HOUSEOFFRASER.CO.UK, WWW.MATALAN.CO.UK, WWW.WOOLWORTHS.CO.UK
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Apr 30, 2012
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