Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sparkly Chandelier Canvas by Amy Anderson

Hello! It's Amy from Mod Podge Rocks, happy to share glitter project number four with you. With each project I'm getting more and more into glittering. I don't know if I can say the same for my dogs though - they always seem to be around when I am blowing or tapping off glitter, and sometimes they get a faceful. There was no exception for this project, which has TONS of glitter! I think my goal this time was to see how much glitter I could use, and it turns out I used a lot. I love my chandelier canvas!

Gather These Supplies:
8" x 10" canvas
Art Glitter - Ultrafine Opaque: #65 Old Gold, #111 Victoria
Art Glitter - Ultrafine Transparent: #272 Water Color
Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear Adhesive and Metal Tip
Mod Podge Gloss
FolkArt acrylic paint - Seashell Pink
Plaid Silhouette Stencils - Chandelier
Scrapbook paper, 1 sheet - I used Basic Grey Two Scoops Spumoni
Pink velvet ribbon - 3 feet
Stencil tape
Stencil brush
Flat paintbrush
Scissors or craft knife and mat
Pen or pencil

Place your canvas onto the paper and trace.

Use your craft knife and ruler to trim out your paper piece - I actually trimmed the paper about 1/4" within the traced line so that the painted canvas would show around the sides.

Paint your canvas around the edge. I love covering the front of canvases with paper because, guess what - you don't have to paint the entire thing! Just make sure that your edges are covered well.

Time to Mod Podge your paper down. Use your brush to spread a medium coat of Mod Podge over the entire canvas.

Smooth the paper down on top of the canvas. I'm not sure what I'm doing in this picture - tapping the paper maybe? You don't need to do that. Just smooth it down and then let it dry for 15 - 20 minutes.

Give the entire canvas and paper a medium coat of Mod Podge. Allow to dry.

This part was so fun! I decided that I wanted a chandelier shape on the front of my canvas, but that I obviously needed a template. I had a Plaid silhouette stencil, so I grabbed the chandelier shape out of the pack and then taped it to the front of the canvas using stencil tape

The next step was to stencil the chandelier shape onto the front of the canvas. I used white, but then I realized I could have used the Seashell Pink from the first part of my project. The whole chandelier shape is used as a template for the glitter, so you won't see any of the paint below.

Remove the stencil and you should have a shape like this. The good news is that it doesn't have to be exact, since you are covering it with glitter. I love it when things don't have to be exact.

Take your glue with the fine tip and start filling in sections of the chandelier. Do a few at a time.

Sprinkle the glitter and then repeat the process until all the parts of one color are done. Allow this color to dry.

Repeat with the glitter and then the glitter, allowing to dry between colors. Once the entire chandelier shape is covered and dried, knock off all of the extra glitter, being sure not to hit your dogs in the face with a sparkle cloud.

Your final touch is to add the velvet ribbon around the edge. Allow to dry for 24 hours before gifting or hanging.

You know, this project is much more girly than I'm used to, but I absolutely love it. The great thing is that depending on the paper and the stencil, I can switch the style to coordinate with my decor.


  1. Love it! Now I just need to find some larg(er) stencils like these!

  2. so pretty! you are creating too many obsessions for me!!

  3. Amy, this piece is amazing! I'm in love with it. You have inspired me to try something like this. :) I'm in the process of moving and starting a new job, once I finally get a chance to give this project a try I will make sure to show you what I come up with =)

  4. Beautiful project Amy!!!!!!! absolutely, something so simple, you create a beautiful work!! I love glitter... hugs Adriana from Córdoba, Argentina

  5. Oh I love this. I gonna copy this pattern in case I forget it. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Absolutely beautiful project. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.