Sunday, August 17, 2014

Last minute birthday gift

My daughter received an invitation to a birthday party a week before the party...usually that wouldn't be a problem, but things have been a bit hectic here in the Goodwin house! So I didn't have time to even think about what to make until the night before the party at about 8:00 p.m.

The invitation was homemade =) and had the Eiffel Tower on it. So I looked up Paris decor on Pinterest and found lots of chandeliers in the decor. I already had a canvas to make this so my daughter and I thought it was perfect! It would go nicely with the poster of the Eiffel Tower in her friends bedroom.

The first thing I did was to prepare the canvas with Gesso and let it dry.

When the Gesso was dry my daughter painted the canvas black. (this will be the color of the chandelier)

While the black paint was drying I cut the chandelier out with my Cricut Explore. I used Orcal 651 (outdoor vinyl). I have had problems with the indoor vinyl sticking to a canvas in the past...I did not have that trouble with the outdoor vinyl.

After cutting the image out, I weeded it.

I picked the image up with transfer tape and carefully placed it on the canvas.

My daughter painted the canvas. Sometimes the paint seeps under the vinyl. If you want perfectly sharp edges, paint over your vinyl with Mod Podge and let it dry before you paint the canvas the color that you want it. (A tip from Logan Claar) I did not do that here because I like the look of the imperfect edges.


We let the paint set for a bit before we took off the vinyl. (The paint was still wet)

Carefully take the vinyl off the canvas.

Once the paint was dry I put glitter glue on the lights. I am wishing that I had some glitter glue that had orange and yellow sparkles in it...I didn't think of making my own until after my daughter had already taken it to the party. NEXT TIME! Lol!

My daughter was really happy with the results =)

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