I had an idea for a piece of wall art for the gallery wall. It went something like this.
Easy, right? Just some text and a tree. No, not easy. We are on day three now and it still isn't done! There are two hurdles that it making this project take so long. (Three, if you count the children and other life stuff like sleeping. Whatever.) First, the scale of this project is on the big size. I am making it on a 16"x20" canvas that I had in the craft supplies corner of my closet. I would say that's bigger than a bread box. Second, I do not have a Silhouette CAMEO. Oh, how I want one! But that is beside the issue here. Since I do not have a nifty cutting machine, I am cutting out masking for the design and painting this project in layers. Can you say time consuming? Yes, this method takes a while, but one does what one has to with the products on hand.
This is what I got so far.
|Step 1: Make a Template |
(Yes, I used Excel. It is a surprisingly useful program.)
|Step 2: Print and Outline|
|Step 3: Tape Template Pieces Together|
|Step 4: Cover with Wax Paper and Retrace Outline|
|Step 5: Mask Template|
Cover everything you just traced onto the wax paper with
masking tape. Just so we are clear, you are applying masking
tape to the wax paper, not the plain paper template.
|Step 7: Carefully Lay Cut Masking Right-Side-Up on Canvas|
|Step 9: Apply First Layer of Paint|
(Here I first did a layer of black spray paint...)
|(...followed by a layer of silver spray paint. I once heard a tip|
about putting down a layer of black before silver to help the
silver finish look right. I thought I would try it.)
PS. You can find the rest of this tutorial here!