This post is sponsored by Pampers, but the thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. I was chosen for this campaign as a part of Acorn Influence. #MothersPromise
Since the moment I found out I was pregnant, I have been thinking about the kind of mother I want to be. There are so many things I want to be for my daughter: a friend, inspiration, role model, confidant, nurturer, and the list goes on. When Pampers asked me what my mother’s promise would be, it really made me think about what the most important thing to me is.
One is giving her my absolute best, which also means my best judgement. This is why I love Pampers Premium Care diapers. As a loyal Pampers mom already, Pampers Premium Care from Walmart takes it to a whole new level for me. These top tier, high quality diapers have a unique absorb away liner, and are super breathable to keep your baby’s skin dry and protected. They also have the wetness indicator (a must in my book), and are hypoallergenic, so I know they are gentle on her precious skin.
I think the most important thing I want to promise her is that my heart will always be open for her thoughts, feelings, ideas, opinions, actions, personality, and anything else about her. I want her to know that there is nothing she can do or say that will make me love her any less, and that I will always be there to offer her the support she needs, no questions asked.
To sum these feelings up, here is my #MothersPromise to my baby girl: I will always keep my heart open.
I want this promise to be at the cornerstone of our relationship and communication as she grows up, so I thought I would transfer this saying on a canvas to hang in her room. I have done this for a few other meaningful quotes around our house (our wedding songs, and special dates in our relationship), but don’t have one in her room yet, so I am really excited to make one for her!
I started by making my design in Picmonkey. Once your design is made, you will need to flip it so it is a mirror image, especially if you have text. You can do this Picmonkey too.
Then you will need to get this printed on regular paper (photo paper will not work!) by a laser printer. I don’t own a laser printer, so I take the file on a flash drive to an office store, and they can usually print it for me in the size that I need. For this project I am using an 8×10 canvas.
Cover your canvas with a layer of gel medium. I use Liquitex Gloss Gel. Place your print face down, and press onto canvas, smoothing with hand to get rid of bumps and air bubbles. This will need to dry for 24 hours. Once dry, wet a wash cloth with warm water and squeeze onto print and canvas, wetting the entire thing (sounds weird, but I promise this works!). Once paper is wet, begin to roll paper off by rubbing with fingers. This part is a little messy, so you might want to do this on a towel.
Continue wetting down and rubbing until all paper is removed. This part is the most time consuming of this project. Don’t worry about rubbing to hard, it actually takes some elbow grease to get the paper 100% off. You might rub off some of the color along with the paper, but that gives it a neat rustic look, so I never worry about it.
And there you have it, your beautiful canvas transfer is ready to hang!
Pampers Premium Care offers excellent protection for my baby’s most sensitive areas, but I know that protection from everything in life isn’t possible. By hanging this promise in her room, I hope it will be a reminder as she grows up that when life throws her a challenge and she needs a heart to listen, mine will aways be open.