When my son requested a Super Hero birthday party this year I knew just what had to be done!
The hardest part of this project was finding just the right comic book. I found some at the dollar store but they were not very vibrant and did not have many images of Spiderman on them. I then went to a discount comic book store and found real books that had vibrant colors and thick glossy pages. The price was not bad either and my older son enjoyed reading it first. The best part is that it will make a wonderful addition to my sons superhero room that is in the planning.
Basic wood letter
First I painted the edges with a paint pen. You can use any kind of paint or sharpie. Paint pens are wonderful though you don’t need a brush and it dries very quickly.
Then I started placing the comic pages on the letter. I moved them around until I had many Spiderman images on the letter. This can take as long as you want. If you want you could just place a whole page on and not be worried with where the images fall. I on the other had took a little more time and tried to make as many Spiderman images as I could on the letter then centering the images so Spiderman’s head was not cut off. I used the painters tape to attach them in place until I was ready to glue them down.
after I filled the whole letter I flipped it over on my cutting mat and cut the excess paper away.
The next step is to take the modge podge and put a thin layer on the wood. Placing the image back in place. After you run your foam brush with more modge podge right over the top. It dries clear just make sure it does not go on to thick. You then repeat several layers after each dries. I did 3 coats on mine.
I think it turned out great and my older son is now requesting a Star Wars letter for his room. I guess I will be heading back to the comic book store real soon.