D-E-X-T-E-R


My nephew Dexter’s letters are complete.  I didn’t do a how-to, but I will tell you a few things about the project.  I bought the plain letters at Michael’s.  It’s not the best place to get art supplies, but it was the most convenient.

I painted the designs on the letters with acrylic paint.  I mostly used paintbrushes to paint the letters, but I also used a rubber stamp (for the rain drops) that I made out of an eraser.  When I had painted the designs, I attached ribbon to the back of each letter using a staple gun.  After that, I added a few details with puffy paints (fabric paint).  This isn’t a necessary step, but I find that it adds some dimension and a little shine.

I apologize for the less than perfect pictures once again.  They really look a lot better in person!  Let me just leave you with this.  The man himself, Dexter Constantine Niphakis.  Yes, he will do great things!

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About Melody

My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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7 Responses to D-E-X-T-E-R

  1. Easten says:

    Those letters are so great! I love the colors… and the last picture:)

  2. Holly Niphakis says:

    Picture and letters together makes it much more personal and that little Dex! Looking at his hair I think maybe you should have had some orangy red highlights to the letters! And I wonder what colors the next sibling will have!

  3. Ally says:

    I LOVE them! Mel you did such a great job. I can’t wait to put them in his room!

  4. Melody says:

    Ally, I’m so glad you like them! 🙂 I’m leaving them at mom’s house for when you come to visit along with birthday presents for you and Nate.

  5. Erika says:

    a) Great letters!
    b) He is SUPER cute!

  6. Kendall says:

    Oh my goodness! These are adorable. And what a precious little boy! I really like your blog!

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