Song Lyric Artwork


“I’m just sitting on a shelf” is one of my all-time favourite song lyrics from the band She and Him. Their first album, which the song comes from, has so much meaning in our household that I wanted to display the lyrics somehow.

After a search on Pinterest I found an inventive way of displaying the lyrics via a beautiful mess. This is a really simple project and the possibilities are endless.

For this project you will need:

  • A paint by numbers set
  • Moveable vinyl lettering
  • Spray paint


Begin by painting your paint by numbers.


Once it is dry can you position your letters onto the painting. I used moveable vinyl letters so they could be peeled off without any marks. I used a ruler to make sure the letters were straight and evenly spaced.

Once you are happy with your layout it’s time to spray paint. In a well ventilated area spray the whole picture so the letters and paint by numbers are well covered. I used up and down movements over the picture so as not to get a build up of spray paint in one area.

Once the paint is completely dry, carefully peel off the letters and you’re done.



~ Laura xx ~