Glittery Vintage Deer
These little cuties remind me of my childhood. Kind of Bambi~ish.
I made them for my grandson's "Galactosemia Costume Fundraiser Party" that we do annually to raise funds for research for the raffle. To find out more about this rare metabolic disorder go to galactosemia.org or you can visit his mommie's blog gregorysgalactosemia.blogspot.com .
Anyway, here's how fun and easy they were to make...
Start with an 8x10 white canvas. I bought mine from Michael's with a 40% off coupon of course!
Measure out about 3" for your stripes using "Frog Tape". It's so much better than the blue stuff.
Paint your first set of stripes with simple black acrylic paint. Let it dry then take the tape off.
Re-tape and paint with a metallic gold. I used Martha Stewart's from Home Depot's paint department.
Next I drew this little deer onto paper and cut it out to make a template to trace onto the painted canvas.
Mirrored it for the second one.
Here comes the sticky part...
Outline your deer with glue, preferably decoupage glue because it's thinner and easier to work with.
Sprinkle your "Glass Glitter" onto the outline and try to clean up the edges by pressing it in from the outside edge. It just makes it cleaner. Shake of the excess onto your well covered work surface!!
Then fill in the deer with the glue being sure to cover all areas really well. Sprinkle the glass glitter on and let dry. It doesn't take a super long time. Once it's dry shake it off again and here's what it will look like...
Be sure and save your excess glitter! There will be more projects coming up!
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