Saturday, March 23, 2013

Pinterest Project: Letter Art

I made one of these letters for each family on my Christmas shopping list this past Christmas.  So that means I made a B, several T's and a couple of M's.

Somehow, I only have pics of the M!  I originally saw these on Pinterest and wanted to give them a try.

Here's how I made mine:

I picked up the letters on sale at Hobby Lobby.  I think I may have got one of them at Joann's.  I used a tacky glue to draw the design, then let it completely dry.

Next, I spray painted it silver.  

Then I used black shoe polish as a glaze.  I tried using a regular paint glaze that I had, but it wasn't dark enough and I didn't like how it was turning out.  I went over it several times with the shoe polish to get the coverage I wanted, letting it dry in between coats.  

It would probably be a good idea to apply and coat of lacquer when the shoe polish was completely dry, but I didn't do that.

That's it!  An extremely easy project!