Tuesday, November 27, 2012

So, while Sis, Ashley and I were enjoying our Baking Extravaganza
we did a little glitter art too.  
We'd seen this idea on Pinterest a week or two ago 
and knew it was right up our alleys.
Daisy Dreaming: Glitter Reindeer
Kelsey at Daisy Dreaming has a great tutorial on how to accomplish this super easy (and high impact) project.  You can find her tutorial here.

I've said it before and I'll say it again, you cannot beat the price Michael's has on their value packs of canvases.  You can get five 16"x20" canvases for $20, use the 40% off coupon, and spend just $12!  You can't beat it.  They also have packs of ten 8"x10" canvases for the same deal.  

All you need is a canvas (or piece of wood) in the size you want, paint for the background, Elmer's glue, and a bottle of glitter.  That's it.  

You need a bigger bottle of glitter to get the coverage you want, but by the time you shake off the excess and put it back in the bottle, you don't even really make a dent.  One bottle will go a long way.

Needless to say, I had a few canvases in my crafty supply.  Sis decided to paint a Christmas one with a green background and red glitter.  She did a silhouette of a branch with ornaments hanging from it.  Ashley decided to paint her pink and do different silhouettes of cocktail glasses.  

I channeled my inner Junk Gypsy because I'm putting mine in my ever evolving Junk Gypsy inspired bedroom.  Not only does the glitter seem like them, but they'd love the sentiment behind it too.  I painted my canvas green and used black glitter with the Latin phrase for "She flies with her own wings" and did a silhouette of a sparrow flying off to the side.  

You simply paint the canvas, draw your silhouette, flood it with glue and cover it with glitter.  Once it's dry, shake the excess glitter off.  You may need to scratch the glitter off that sticks where it shouldn't, so that part can be a little tedious, but other than that it's easy as can be.  ANYONE can do this craft.  The tutorial is great so check it out.

Wanna see how mine turned out?
Ok, so it's not as crazy apple green as it appears in this picture, but you get the idea.
I love it!  

So, get out there and glitter up some canvases, people! 

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2 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to do this too! It looks super easy and turns out so cute.

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  2. OK, so I soooo need to make some too!! WOW!! LOVE GLITTER!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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