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Make Monogram Wall Art with Little Yellow Bicycle and May Arts

Published: June 25, 2013 | Updated: October 20th, 2017

Today I'm sharing a fun project idea featuring Little Yellow Bicycle papers, ribbon from May Arts and Xyron adhesives. Get your own creative mojo going and see what fun paper and ribbon collage art you can come up with. I also added a little machine sewing, which I've been meaning to try for ages… I now LOVE sewing paper collages, it's such a neat texture detail. Usually I have some kind of plan, but today's project was a work in progress the whole way through. I let the materials kind of do the deciding and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'd love to hear what you think!

Monogram wall art by Jen Goode
Monogram wall art by Jen Goode

Materials I used:

Little Yellow Bicycle Papers and Crafts
Little Yellow Bicycle Papers and Crafts

 

Scrumptious Pile of May Arts Ribbon
Scrumptious Pile of May Arts Ribbon

 

I'm not going to give you a step by step to make this monogram art. There are far too many variations in how the piece will turn out just because of the way you paint or stitch or cut… it's not exact with this piece. However, I will give you an over view and some ideas you can try to run with to make your or monogram art.

  • To Create the monogram, hand draw an outline of the letter you'd like to create. Go in with a dry paint brush and add rough color to the inside space of the letter.
  • Select your papers. Choosing a color scheme you like and then pulling out just a few of the included papers in a collection will help coordinate the look while giving it a mix and match feel.
  • Select some ribbon to coordinate with the colors and textures of your paper.
  • Layer papers in various sizes and shapes. Adhere together with Xyron adhesive.
  • Add ribbons as desired and stitch into place.
  • Add final accents such as twine, buttons and ribbon flowers.
Make your own monogram wall art
Make your own monogram wall art

 

Draw and paint a single letter
Draw and paint a single letter

 

Stitch accents on to the wall art
Stitch accents on to the wall art

 

Add ribbon and twine accents
Add ribbon and twine accents

 

Hand stitch buttons and other embellishments
Hand stitch buttons and other embellishments

 

Add loops of ribbon so you can hang your art
Add loops of ribbon so you can hang your art

 

The Letter M wall art by Jen Goode
The Letter M wall art by Jen Goode

 

The Letter M wall art by Jen Goode
The Letter M wall art by Jen Goode

This entire week there are all kinds of fun ideas being shared featuring these great products. Check out the other artists and the creativity they are sharing. I'd love to hear what you enjoy most!

Little Yellow Bicycle, May Arts and Xyron
Little Yellow Bicycle, May Arts and Xyron
 

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7 thoughts on “Make Monogram Wall Art with Little Yellow Bicycle and May Arts”

  1. I love your wall art! Great colors and the ribbon is a great addition. I especially like the twine on the side. It reminds me of a vine!

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  2. <3 That paint works beautifully with the colors in the papers and those yummy little buttons. And my oh my that is such a scrumptious pile of ribbon!!!!!! I could just look at all those colors and designs allllll day, in the pile, just like it is. Lol! That stitching is a nice addition! I may have to try this! Thanks for sharing

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  3. Great idea and as you say,
    it can be done in so many
    different ways. Thanks for
    sharing your idea.
    Carla from Utah

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