Today’s tutorial is on how to make your own canvas wall art. And there’s an awesome reason: Have I told y’all my little sister is having her first baby? I’m so, so excited! My little sister and I are super close – and I couldn’t have been happier when she told me that she’s having a little girl. My girls are over the moon, too – so needless to say there’s a lot of baby girl talk around our house these days. From baby showers, to registry, to making stuff for her room (’cause I’m the cool aunt, yo!) I knew that I’d have a hand in getting her room ready for her arrival in June – and of course that means making some art!
Silhouette sent me their new double-sided adhesive kit, and I thought it would be perfect to make something pretty for baby Raychel.
I designed a rick rack frame and her initial for the monogram, then cut it out on the adhesive paper. Learning how to use the Silhouette Cameo Software needs a tutorial… so I’m going to share some tricks soon!
Next I put the glitter on the rick-rack pattern, sweeping it on with the brush provided in the kit. It was really cool to know I could make glitter graphics on anything – so I’m pretty excited about this part!
I rubbed it into the adhesive, which was kinda calming and fun. Once it was all covered, I dusted off all the excess.
And that’s it! Making your own art is so easy – and really fun – which is why I do it so much!
*It’s wayyyy less messy. The glitter/flocking sticks where it should and no where else.
*There’s no dry time. Just like double stick tape, once it’s on there, you’re good to go.
*The adhesive holds really well! I tapped it trying to get stray glitter to fall off outside before making my studio look like a disco – no extra fell off after I cleaned it up the first time.
Want to try it yourself? Silhouette has an amazing promo right now – you can get a Silhouette Portrait – with a double-sided adhesive kit for only $179.99. Yeah, now that’s an awesome Valentine! Just want the adhesive kit? You can get that, too – it’s 40% off – only $12.99.
My machine is going to be sooooo handy for the baby shower next month – can’t wait to share that with you!