I think one of my favorite memes, and one of my favorite lines from any movie, is the "This drink...I like it! Another!" inspired by a line from Thor. I wanted some artwork to hang above my coffee station in my small apartment, so I created a piece of art that combined the meme and the original line. It has the brightly-colored background from the meme, and a reference to coffee, which is my favorite drink, and a reference to Thor, which is my favorite Marvel movie. Well...one of my favorites. :)
What you'll need:
- 1 12"x16" treated canvas
- various acrylic paints (I used cheap stuff but if you have better paint, use it!)
- paintbrushes of varying sizes and materials
- a pencil
- a straight edge
- the words "This drink...I like it! Another!" printed out in large, san-serif, bold font on regular computer paper
- a print out of a coffee mug, roughly five inches tall
- (not pictured) Mod Podge or other clear-drying glue and sealant
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Step 1: Create the Background
Using your pencil and a straight edge, lightly draw a pinwheel design on the canvas. It does not have to be perfect - the lines just have to be straight and they all have to cross in the same point in the middle.
Carefully paint each pinwheel panel a different bright color. Mix colors together if necessary so you can have a wide variety. Try to keep the edges straight, but if you didn't do a great job, we'll take care of that in the next step.
Step 2: Tighten Up the Paint Job and Paint the Edges
After the first coat of paint dries, pPaint the edges of the canvas silver and let it dry.
Then take a fine-point paintbrush and touch up/straighten the edges between colors as needed.
Step 3: Add Your Elements
Using a pair of scissors or a sharp craft knife, carefully cut out each individual letter from your printer paper.
Position the letters on the canvas where you want them, and use Mod Podge to seal it down. NOTE: Mod Podge does not stick well to acrylic, so I would recommend applying it generously to both the canvas AND the back of the paper, then holding it down with your fingertips until it's relatively dry. I had some issues on the letter "A" when I rubbed the letter down too hard and the ink smeared.
Cut out the coffee mug and paint it if you wish. I painted mine silver and left some streaks for texture.
Position the mug slightly tilted, as the effect is going to be that the mug is being flung to the ground. Seal the coffee mug down.
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Use paint to touch up any parts of the background that were damaged during the decoupage phase. Cover all of your decoupaged pieces with a thin layer of Mod Podge or glue to seal it. Add action lines in silver or black.
Hang up and admire your new artwork!