Glittered Animal Canvases

Sometimes I create something that makes me really super duper happy. Typically, it involves glitter. This is no exception.

You know those mini rubber figurines that sit in the bins at Michaels? Well one day I brought a few home. Knowing I would just have to glitter them. And so I did. But I needed a way to show you just how awesome glittered mini figurines could be. I needed to preserve them forever. On the wall. Cue the painted canvases. And voila. Art for the ages. Not to mention a great way to teach R + M animal sounds {Nothing like asking kids, “What does a butterfly say?”}. Priceless.

First paint your canvses. I used a variety of little ones of different depths and widths. Like these and these. Acrylic paint will do the trick.

Next it’s time to glitter your animals. This takes time and patience. First paint the part of the figurine that will show with craft glue {no need to waste perfectly good glitter on the back of your little guy}. Once dry, {at least an hour} tap off excess glitter. I like to glitter and tap onto tracing paper. This helps me recycle the glitter into the next layer. Parchment is great too.

Go back with your paint brush to touch up areas you may have missed on the first go round. Check behind the ears, under the hoofs, and on top of any areas that might look sparse. Let dry again completely and tap off excess glitter.

Then spray your animals with hair spray. That should help the glitter hold without losing its luster.

At this point it started to feel a little like Noah’s Ark in my craft room. Except these guys were marching one by one.

Mount your animals onto your canvases using this.


Hang and admire.

xoxo,

Niki



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Older comments

135 Comments on Glittered Animal Canvases

  1. best coffee machine
    August 31, 2014 at 9:45 pm (9 hours ago)

    Hello, juhst wanted to mention, I loved this article. It was helpful.

    Keep on posting!

  2. home furniture stores in the bronx
    August 31, 2014 at 12:17 am (1 day ago)

    The ventilation of the kitchen should be so ample as to thoroughly remove
    all gases and odors, which, together with steam from boiling and other cooking processes,
    usually occupy and render to some degree unhealthful every other
    portion of the house. Microplane Grater:
    Originally used for smoothing wood, who knew how great they would contribute
    in la cucina. And so it was with Julia’s enamel sauce pan which she bought in Paris in the 1940s and used up until the 1990s.

  3. Eleanor
    August 30, 2014 at 1:53 pm (2 days ago)

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wished to say that
    I have truly enjoyed surfing around your blog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you
    write again very soon!

  4. ?orlando bloom
    August 26, 2014 at 9:12 pm (5 days ago)

    This is a very good tip especially to those fresh to
    the blogosphere. Simple but very precise information… Thanks for sharing this one.

    A must read article!

    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom
    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ?orlando bloom
    ???? ???? ????? ?????? ?????? ??????? ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ????? ?????? ???????
    ???? ???? ?????? ????????
    ??????? ???? ???? ????? ????? ???????
    ???? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ????? ??? ???????
    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ??? ???? ??????? ?orlando bloom
    ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ?? ?????? ??????? ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ????? ?????? ???????
    ???? ???? ?? ?????? ??????? ?orlando bloom ?orlando
    bloom ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ????? ???? ?orlando bloom
    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ????? ?????? ??????
    ??????? ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ?orlando
    bloom ???? ???? ????? ?????? ??????? ?orlando bloom
    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ?? ???? ??????? ???? ????
    ?????? ????? ??????? ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??????? ???? ???? ??? ?????? ??????
    ??????? ?orlando bloom
    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ????? ???? ??????? ???? ????? ????? ???????
    ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ?? ?????? ???????
    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom
    ?orlando bloom ?orlando bloom ???? ?? ?????? ??? ??? ??????? ?orlando bloom ???? ???? ????? ??? ??????? ?orlando bloom {????
    ???? ????? ?????? ??????? ?orlando bloom

  5. business broker services
    August 22, 2014 at 9:47 pm (1 week ago)

    I just like the helpful information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark our weblog and test again heree
    frequently. I am fairly sure I will be told lots of new stuff right
    right here! Good luck for the next!

  6. Harris
    August 16, 2014 at 4:09 pm (2 weeks ago)

    Nice to be visiting your blog once more. Nice this post.
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. wzski.com
    August 15, 2014 at 7:56 am (2 weeks ago)

    What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity about
    unpredicted feelings.

  8. artikel.ipromart.co.id
    August 13, 2014 at 10:08 pm (3 weeks ago)

    I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great.

    I don’t know who you are but definitely you’re going to
    a famous blogger if you are not already ;) Cheers!

  9. tucsoninternationalraceway.com
    August 12, 2014 at 3:48 am (3 weeks ago)

    Great items from you, man. I have be mindful your stuff
    prior to and you’re just too fantastic. I really like what you’ve bought
    right here, certainly like what you’re stating and
    the best way in which you assert it. You make it entertaining and you continue to care for to stay it smart.
    I cant wait to learn much more from you. This is actually a terrific web site.

  10. http://www.go2album.com/
    August 10, 2014 at 2:09 am (3 weeks ago)

    Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you knew of any
    widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like
    this. Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  11. http://thehumanrevolution.net
    August 9, 2014 at 9:26 am (3 weeks ago)

    If you want to grow your know-how only keep visiting this web site
    and be updated with the hottest gossip posted here.

  12. skvelafirma.cz
    August 6, 2014 at 1:11 pm (4 weeks ago)

    I’m not sure why but this weblog is loading incredibly slow
    for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my
    end? I’ll check back later on and see if the problem still exists.

  13. skvelafirma.cz
    August 4, 2014 at 3:17 am (4 weeks ago)

    What’s up friends, fastidious paragraph and nice
    arguments commented at this place, I am in fact enjoying by these.

  14. Doretha
    August 3, 2014 at 7:11 am (4 weeks ago)

    My brother recommended I might like this website. He was entirely
    right. This post actually made my day. You can not imagine simply how much time I
    had spent for this info! Thanks!

  15. www.indigorescue.org
    August 3, 2014 at 2:50 am (4 weeks ago)

    Hey there would you mind letting me know which web host you’re using?

    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers
    and I must say this blog loads a lot quicker then most. Can you recommend a good web hosting
    provider at a fair price? Thanks, I appreciate it!

  16. www.expertlaw.com
    August 2, 2014 at 4:02 pm (4 weeks ago)

    Can I just say what a comfort to find somebody who
    really understands what they are talking about on the internet.
    You certainly realize how to bring a problem to light
    and make it important. More and more people ought to check this out and understand
    this side of your story. It’s surprising you’re not more popular because you certainly possess
    the gift.

  17. google
    August 1, 2014 at 7:51 pm (1 month ago)

    What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this
    I’ve discovered It absolutely useful and it has aided me
    out loads. I hope to give a contribution & help different customers like its aided me.

    Great job.

  18. pijat panggilan jakarta barat
    August 1, 2014 at 11:44 am (1 month ago)

    The right touch properly has the ability to send more of a sensual message which mighht elicit an even greater erotic response than words could.
    With that sort of thinking, massage will unquestionably be a great complement in your weight loss efforts.
    Looking up more information online, though, I discovered that these are really controversial on candlemaking forums.

  19. Encore Grinder
    August 1, 2014 at 9:57 am (1 month ago)

    I like the valuable info you provide in your articles. I’ll bookmark your weblog and
    check again here regularly. I am quite certain I will learn many new stuff right here!

    Best of luck for the next!

15Pingbacks & Trackbacks on Glittered Animal Canvases

  1. [...] by Belinda Shih. | 6: Vintage USSR Badge by Chunja. | 7: D.I.Y. Glittered animal canvases by Papery and Cakery. | 8: Pastel interior design featured by GirlyShe. | 9: Cherry [...]

  2. [...] Glittered Animal Canvases {Papery And Cakery} [...]

  3. [...] I love the color from these simple canvases at Papery and Cakery.  Paint them to match any room decor.  Full tutorial HERE. [...]

  4. [...] personality and flair to a child’s room with these Glittered Animal Canvases, which can be easily mounted for a 3-D wallpaper effect. Get kids in on the fun by having them [...]

  5. [...] o passo a passo de como fazer cada uma das ideias, clique nos números abaixo:          1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10  [...]

  6. [...] ??????? ??????? ????????. (1) ?????? ???? ???? ???? (2) ????? ??????? – ????????? ????? ?? [...]

  7. [...] ?????? ???? -????? ???? ??? ???? ??????? ???? ????????? ???? ??? [...]

  8. [...] o passo a passo do quadro de animais  brilhantes, projeto por papery and [...]

  9. [...] Via Paperyandcakery [...]

  10. [...] overwhelmingly flattered to find out that Apartment Therapy {one of my favorite reads} reposted my DIY Glittered Animal Canvases and [...]

  11. [...] Quadrinhos, animais de plástico e glitter foram os principais materiais responsáveis por este projeto, que garante alegrar instantaneamente até o quartinho de criança mais chumbrega. Faça as combinações de cores que você quiser e invista em um visual lúdico e divertido para o espaço do seu pequeno! Passo a passo completo aqui. [...]

  12. [...] Niki at Papery & Cakery is one of those awesome crafty types for whom “glitter” is a noun, verb and adjective. She painted some small canvases with acrylic paint as a backdrop for this glittery menagerie. See how she did it all at Papery & Cakery. [...]

  13. [...] propuesta consiste en transformar esos animales repetidos en cuadros para decorar las habitaciones de [...]

  14. [...] en paperyandcakery.com CATEGORIAS: CUADROS INFANTILES, DECORACION INFANTIL [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *