Posted by Katie smith / 7/27/2012 / 6 Comments / crafting , tutorial
Glitter Silhouette Art DIY
I came home the other day to Taylor telling me "I have a great project idea for you!" She had found this neat silver tray at the thrift store and decided that I needed to turn it into a piece of art.
Both my Sister and my Mom give me so many wonderful project ideas. They're actually the brains behind quite a few of the projects here on my blog. They give me ideas, and I turn them into works of art. They're the best, right?!
Supplies: A Metal Tray Or Art Canvas. Paint, Gel Medium, Gloss Varnish (Mod Podge will work.) Glitter
1. Chose your base. You could do this on pretty much anything, a canvas, wood plaque, etc. I chose a metal tray.
2. For the background, Grab your paints and paint a fun chevron design.
3. Once the paint is dry, Use a stencil, and sketch out a silhouette onto your background.
Or if you're like me and don't want to print out a silhouette stencil, you can try free handing it. (Which is why mine isn't perfect, but I like it.)
4. Fill your silhouette in with gel medium.
5. While the gel is still wet, cover it in glitter.
6. Give it a little while to dry, (I left to do something else and came back in about 1 hour.) and shake all of the excess glitter away.
7. Go over the whole thing with a clear gloss varnish or something like decoupage. This will keep the paint from scratching, and make sure no glitter falls off.
8. I also used a sharpie and drew a black outline around my silhouette, Just so that it is easier to tell what it is- not just a shiny gold blob.
Do your friends/family ever give you good project ideas?