I have been itching to do something creative for the shop, a small piece art or craft project to personalize the space a bit. An after toddler bedtime trip to Michael’s and a sale on large canvases led me to this:
This was a fun project that hit all the pleasure points of a quick project for me: it was messy but not too much so, there was color and sparkle, and it was nearly immediately ready to put on display. I totally overestimated how much paint and glitter this project would take, so I can see many more glittery pieces of word art in my future.
If you’re feeling like making a little glitter art, here’s what I did:
- Paint canvas. In this case I did give it a quick coat of white the day before.
- Choose a word and either draw it on canvas or use a stencil. I used masking tape to attach the letters to one another, then centered the whole thing on the canvas and taped down the edges.
- Paint the letters to add dimension (optional). If using stencils, take care to keep the edges of the letters down. I had some paint seep through on the Y.
- Once paint is dry, use the adhesive of your choice to attach glitter to one letter at a time. I used plain old Elmer’s school glue and a paintbrush.
- Shake excess glitter from first letter onto a plate, piece of paper, or shallow cardboard box. Use this to sparkle up the next letter, adding fresh glitter as needed.
- Let dry flat, then use a dry brush to remove any stray sparkles.
- Hang and enjoy!