In an attempt to build up my artwork for the gallery wall I’m putting in my home office/craft room, I came up with this glitter bombed piece of work. It’s Andy Warhol meets Liberace. Or something like that. I was going to say Andy Warhol meets Kesha. But I’m not a fan. Homegirl has got to go.
Anyway, I came up with the idea to pay homage to my state by covering it in glitter. You can never go wrong with copious amounts of gold glitter. Never.
I started by finding an image of my lovely state through a google images search. Then I sized and flipped the image in Photoshop. Why? Because when I cut it out I didn’t want any of the black outline to show. You can flip images in Word. Just google it.
I printed it out on card stock. The card stock is important. This won’t work very well with regular ole paper.
Then I cut it out (see how there aren’t any black lines on this side?) and grabbed my Mod Podge. I put a thick layer of Mod Podge on the cut out with a foam brush. Make sure you put enough Mod Podge on, but don’t go too crazy.
I grabbed my gold glitter and covered the Mod Podge covered state. You can go crazy with this step.
I waited until the Mod Podge had dried and shook off the excess glitter. There were some spots where the glitter didn’t stick well so I dabbed some Mod Podge on with a toothpick, poured on some more glitter, and let it dry.
I didn’t take a photo of this, but I also sprayed it with Rustoleum clear gloss to seal the glitter. Tip: Spray from at least 2 feet away. Don’t go overboard. Spray a light layer and go back and do another layer if needed. If you spray too much it’ll look bad. Read more about this step here.
Then I took my goldified Indiana and attached it to a piece of pink card stock with double sided tape. I went with pink because it’s what I had and gold and pink look good together. But this would also look great with emerald green, navy, or turquoise paper.
I grabbed an Ikea picture frame with an 8×10 opening and slapped the bad boy in it.
I think it turned out pretty well for a spur of the moment idea.
Do you think you’ll try to make your own glitter state art?
Are you so crafty you bleed glitter?
Do you dislike Kesha as much as me?
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