Simple programs to share with other Boston Public Library locations that serve teenagers. This tumblr is maintained by Laura Koenig, Grove Hall teen librarian
Quote Relief Poster
Materials in the Box:
- colorful magazine and comic book pages
- acrylic letter stickers
Librarian Must Provide:
- acrylic paint
- cardboard or posterboard (optional, but recommended)
- glue (optional, but recommended)
- Choose a short quote or phrase. Find the acrylic letters that will spell out the phrase.
- Find a few magazine pages that will make your background. It is best to choose pages that are similar colors and mostly dark or mostly light. Make sure you have enough pages to fit your whole phrase.
- Arrange your magazine pages on a piece of cardboard and lightly glue them down. Glue sticks work much better than white glue for this—white glue will make the magazine pages rip.
- Stick the vinyl letters to your poster to make your quote.
- Choose a paint color that contrasts with your magazine pages. Paint a thin layer of paint over your poster. Be careful—too much paint may rip the magazines! It’s better to do several thin layers than one thick layer.
- Give the paint some time to dry. Once it’s dry, slowly and carefully peel the acrylic letters off to show the colors of the magazine pages. Stick the letters back on the sticker pages so they can be re-used.
- Decorate or make a frame if you wish!
- This project come from A Beautiful Mess - take a look over there for more pictures. You can also see pictures of some Grove Hall Teens creating these posters here!
This box is at the Grove Hall branch - please check availability here and contact Laura and Akunna if you would like to borrow it.