I’ve been super busy the last while making loads of different art work for my bedroom wall. In case you missed it before my bedroom is a bit of a bare gloomy space at the moment and it’s in need of some light and definitely some fun art work on the walls.
Hello mini glitter art canvases – these were so fun and messy to make. Really messy, I tried hard to keep the glitter all in one place but I still managed to go into work the next day with at least 3 pieces on my face (why is it always the face?). But messiness aside these are probably my favourite quick painting project yet because of how simple they were.
I didn’t really have to much of an idea of what design I was going to do when I started besides knowing that I wanted them to be black, white , gold and glittery. Black white and gold because that fits perfectly with the rest of the art work I’ve made for the bedroom and glitter because, well honestly glitter is fun so why not.
Using painters tape – I almost running out at this stage! – I taped off several different diagonal sections across the canvas and painted on gold and black strips leaving some sections unpainted too. For this project I didn’t bother to prime the canvas so the white is just the bare canvas. Once dried, I removed the tape and applied a thin strip of modpodge to each end of the canvas and all across the middle section and then poured glitter all over. I tapped off the excess and I had to lightly scrape the canvas with my fingernail to remove some stray flecks of glitter. Then it was set aside for the glue to set.
In the meantime I started on the second one. This was even simpler; I free-handed some circles oval(ish) shapes of different sizes and then painted them with gold acrylic paint. The needed about 3 coats of paint to get the metallic sheen. I used modpodge to fill in some circles and coat the edges of others and poured on the glitter.
The last one is my favourite though. I really love how it turned out. I free-handed a tree silhouette, painted it black then added some highlights with glue/glitter. This one is a lot more subtle than the others, which is perhaps why it’s my favourite but regardless of why I like it, I’m smitten.
Here they are all together, awaiting the command strips that I will will buy soon so that I can hang them on the wall, but for now here they are all together on the kitchen table.