Summer of 60 Pins, #21: Speech Therapy Room Wall Art

The Pin: I'm in the midst of redoing my speech room. Word art is popular, and I'm all for using words around the room. My sister Amy can use READ for her library, and my cousin Lisa can us READ, LEARN, etc., for her kindergarten classroom. See the pattern? Short words? They asked me to come up with a word for speech therapy. COMMUNICATE seems to be the one word that describes my profession, but look at how long it is! Amy suggested TALK, but some of my students would take advantage of that. But from that, I did like "LET'S TALK.

I pinned this a while back:
                                    Source: via Laura on Pinterest

It comes from Dittle Dattle. I liked the various black-and-white backgrounds with the red letters. I had a frame from IKEA that I thought I could use. The first couple of years, it hung like this:
When I moved, it hung like this:
I removed the flower pictures and selected some paper from year.o.graphy. I loved KI Memories' old Colorful collection, and my friend Nancy steered me toward this collection. It is perfect for me. I love the colors, and I am very seasonally bound with my speech therapy units. I picked a solid color for "Let's" and chevron paper for TALK. I reversed the idea from the original pin because I really liked the chevron paper.

Then, I cut "Let's" in 3-inch letters on my Cricut using Lyrical Letters. TALK needed to be more solid, so I cut 5-inch letters from my Disney cartridge. All papers are from year.o.graphy. I also inked the edges with Tim Holtz's Vintage Photo Ink. For the weird edges, I put ink on a cotton pad. There may be a better way. I ended up picking off cotton strands frequently. You can't even really see the outlined edges, but I like it. I adhered everything with a glue stick.

Here's what's going on my wall:
The Good: I really like this - it will be perfect in my room! I like the look and the saying.

The Bad: Using various backgrounds from the original pin may have been better because I wanted to make sure the chevron patterns lined up.

Summary: Pretty easy to make, uses word art appropriate for me, and I'm looking forward to putting it up!

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