Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent 198 Green Briar
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent 284 French Lilac
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent 303 Volare
Art Glitter Ultrafine Transparent 168 Black Light
Art Institute Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Gallery Wrap (wrapped around the edge for easy hanging) 16 x 20 Canvas
Digital Die Cut Machine (I used the Silhouette)
Vinyl for Digital Die Cut Machine, any color
Transfer Tape for the Vinyl
Small Flat Tool to Help With Transferring Vinyl
Small and Medium Large Brushes
Acrylic Paint in Light Green, Dark Green, Purple and White
Sponge Tipped Pouncing Tool
An Empty Jar (you will use the jar for water and the lid as a palette)
1) Use your die cut machine to cut your saying out. Use whatever fonts you like. In the Silhouette Studio Program, I created a file that was 8 x 10 (one quarter of the canvas size). Then, I laid out the words to fit the 8 x 10 size. Once it was exactly the way I liked it, I doubled the size of the words. That way, something that fit well within the 10 inch horizontal now fit perfectly on a 20 inch side.
2) Use the craft knife or the picking tool if you have it, to remove the vinyl from the background of all of the words.
3) Lay out the words on the canvas and lightly tape them in place to ensure that they are positioned well.
4) Remove one set of words and place them upside down on the transfer tape and burnish with a flat plastic tool.
5) Flip over and burnish again before very carefully removing the original vinyl backing.
12) Working in sections around the outside of the image only, add another layer of paint immediately followed with a sprinkling of Green Briar Glitter. Be sure and add it ONLY to the outside of the canvas. You don't want to have to paint the heart over glitter.
15) Squeeze some of the Designer Dries Clear into the palette. (The Fine Tip you see in the picture is not necessary, but mine ALWAYS stays on my glue.) Add a little water.
16) Dip the sponge tool into the glue.
17) Starting with the top of the heart, "pounce" the glue over sections of the heart that you would like lighter. Pinch on some French Lilac Glitter.
18) Continue working around the outside of the heart and pour on the Volare Glitter. You will use the most of this intermediate color.
19) Finish off the center portion, which will look roughly like a heart itself, and cover with the Black Light Glitter. Let it all dry completely.
20) Use the craft knife to remove the vinyl.
21) Touch up any parts where the color may have leaked under the vinyl with white paint. While you are at it, you can completely paint the letters for a finished effect.
See the sparkle? Notice the dimension in the heart and the light glitter around the edges? That is a great way to use the transparent glitter to create something that truly fits your style and personality! This painting will be adorning a wall in East Lansing soon.
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