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New Year Quote Art

By: Go Font Yourself
January 4, 2021

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New Year Quote Art
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How is it 2021 already?! 2020 was a little different than we all expected and that comes with quite a few lessons learned. I wanted to spend the month of January really reflecting on what I plan to leave in 2020 so I can have a fresh start in the new year. 

Being forced to isolate makes you realize what is truly important and what you may have been taking for granted. As a way to celebrate the victories and commemorate the lessons, I wanted to create a little area in my home dedicated to displaying all the negative self-thoughts I’m leaving behind! After all, Hindsight is 2020! So here is my process of creating a framed display that I’m keeping on my desk during January with a little jar to keep all the ways of thinking that I am determined not to take into 2021.

This is a super simple way to create a visually stunning piece with minimal effort using DecoArt® Stencils On A Ring now available at The Stencils have individual characters secured with a detachable jump ring which makes them incredibly easy to use. Each ring has an entire alphabet in capital and lowercase letters, numbers and even punctuation marks!

Items needed:

  • Dazzling Metallics 2oz - Shimmering Silver
  • Dazzling Metallics 2oz - Glorious Gold
  • Black cardstock paper
  • Two small sponges
  • Paint brush
  • Frame
  • Paint pen
  • Pen/paper
  • Mason jar


Start by gathering up your supplies and picking out the colors of paint you’d like to include. I chose DecoArt® Dazzling Metallics® in Shimmering Silver and Glorious Gold. They are super sparkly and will brighten up any black background.

Instruction #1 - Supplies Portrait
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Then pick out the font you want to use for your DecoArt® Stencils On A Ring. Here are three samples – we’ve got Sophisticated, Sea Dog, and Funky Flair. I chose Funky Flair! These Stencils make it so easy to put up a DIY quote on the wall without having to learn lettering!

Instruction #2 - Display of Stencil
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Next, get your selected paints into your palette and get your sponges ready. I’m going for an ombre effect so I got my stencils all set up, held in place, and just sponged right onto the black card stock.

Instruction #3 - Stencil Fonts
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Instruction #4 - Sponge with Paint
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Instruction #5 - Ombre Stencils with Sponge
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I try to hold down as still as possible and lightly dab the paint on top. Here, I used the Funky Flair lowercase stencils and the numbers to letter the quote “Hindsight 2020”.

Instruction #6 - Flatlay Without Frame
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Once that is complete, wait for it to dry completely. Add a cute frame and display next to an empty mason jar to fill with all the doubts and fears you want to leave in 2020!

Instruction #7 - Final Photo
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Instruction #8 - Writing Resolutions
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Instruction #9 - Final Landscape50
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Be sure to visit Go Font Yourself  for more projects and to learn more about Erin.


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