Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Glitter butterfly wall art

We are expecting a baby girl VERY soon!  So I need to get a move on with decorating her room!
For my next glitter project I am going to show you how to make A SUPER cute and easy piece of art! I have always love butterflies and that is the theme of the nursery.
Here is what you will need:
Blank Canvas
Vinyl Stickers
Art Glitter (#95 Summer Sea and #230 Halo)
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive

Here is how I made it:
1. I painted the canvas the back ground color(s) that I wanted. 

I wanted it to look the morning sky turning from purple to blue.  I started out with Dark purple at the bottom and added white to fade up to reach a little below the middle.  Then, at the top I started with the teal blue and added white to fade down.  I kept the paint thick so that I could blend the colors on the canvas.  Once I got to the middle I painted up with the purple and down with the blue and over lapped to blend.  Again, I kept the paint thick to help blend the colors. 

You could keep it really simple and just do one color too! :)

Let your paint dry

 Place your vinyl stickers on your canvas when you paint is fully dry.  You can move them around a bit to get the right placement.

 Now to add the glitter.  I worked in small to add the glitter.
I added the glue, then sprinkled with glitter and tapped off the excess.

I used two colors of glitter on my mine you can use as much glitter as you want!
(I used Art Glitter  #95 Summer Sea and #230 Halo)
 Allow time for the glue to dry and shake off the excess glitter, even though you tapped off most of it the still will be a little more to tap off.

Hang it up and enjoy!
Super easy and super cute



Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me said...

Great idea! getting ready to make a big girl room, totally using this idea! Thanks!

Pellie / Penny said...

A lovely Idea and thank you so much for the tutorial.


Vivian said...

Getting ready to redo my girls room for Christmas and this is a wonderful Idea. Thanks so much

FineArtPainting said...

really cool! we love butterflies here... did you see our paper butterfly artwork project?? anyhow:

will you share this tutorial with our readers? they would love to find your blog with all the wonderful crafts too: http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-19/

have a creative day!

Amanda said...

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