Wednesday, May 21, 2014

DIY Glitter Word Art

DIY Glitter Art |

Is there anything more fun than playing with glitter? I'm not the handiest diy-er, but this is such an easy, simple project that even I managed it. And the possibilities for designs are endless. I decided to go for an extremely simple single word for my first try, but I think it would be fun to do a longer word or phrase or play around with different shapes. It might be fun to tape some hearts in different sizes on the canvas and glitter around them, for example.

I got the idea for this project from the book Wise Craft by Blair Stocker and also by browsing around a bit on Pinterest. There are other tutorials out there, but here's how I did it:

DIY Glitter Word Art

Blank canvas
Template of your design 
Craft Knife
Craft glue, such as Mod Podge
Small paintbrush
Glitter in color(s) of choice
Clear sealant

DIY Glitter Art |

1. Choose your design and make a template. If you're using a word, type it out in a word processing system, print it on card stock or heavy paper, and then cut it out with a craft knife. Or you could print out, trace, or draw a shape and then cut it out of cardstock. 

2. Trace your design onto your canvas. (You may want to use double-sided tape to keep the design in place.)

3. Using the small paintbrush, fill in your design with the craft glue. Make sure to cover your tracing lines.

DIY Glitter Art |

4. Lightly pour glitter over the Mod Podge to completely cover it and let it sit for a few moments. Then, tap the excess glitter off onto a piece of paper that you can then use to return the extra glitter to your container.

DIY Glitter Art |
DIY Glitter Art |

5. Fill in any spots that could use more glitter by repeating steps 2 and 3 in those areas. I had a few uneven edges on my letters that I went back over.

6. Give the canvas a few more good taps to make sure any loose glitter has fallen off. Lay it flat and let it dry for twenty-four hours.

6. Spray on a coat of clear sealant using the directions on your container.

7. Enjoy your new, glittery art!

DIY Glitter Art |

What's your favorite glittery project?

No comments:

Post a Comment