I admit it, I am a book cannibal! The book about antique French design where I got these images is so cut up I can’t even give it credit. I have cut out so many pages because when I discover cool images I scan them into my computer so I can use them again and again.
This easy piece is something I make over and over again for Sunrose Gallery. I paint the 10 x 10 canvas with acrylic paint in the colors of the season and attach the cardstock flatware that is glittered. Then I print out the tags on vellum paper and glitter the edges before I tie them to the flatware with pretty silver cord.
I use Ranger Stickles glittler glue to sparingly decorate the flatware. It is important to preserve the black shadows. I apply some Stickles to the top of the knife blade and smooth it all over the blade so it is thin and even and then sprinkle a little extra fine silver glitter so the detail of the knife still shows through. I use that technique for the bowl of the spoon too. When applying the glitter, less is best.
Swirls have become a signature for me. They are super easy to make if you use Ranger Stickles glitter glue. If you are hesitant to go freestyle, you can use a invisible ink pen from the fabric store (to mark hems) and practice without ruining the canvas.
This piece is so fast and easy and I bet you can think of someone this would make a OOAK gift for this years Christmas. I have attached a pdf. of the flatware and tags so have fun!
Step One: Print flatware and tags on cardstock and cut out.
Step Two: Apply glitter to unshaded areas.
Step Three: Cut out tags and apply glitter glue to the edges and let dry.
Step Four: Poke a hole in the top of each tag and attach them with cord to the flatware.
Step Five: Use hot glue to attach the flatware. I start in the middle with the knife so they are spaced correctly.
Step Six: Make it swirl-licious!!!!
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