I have been planning this project for 6 months after watching my favorite design show, “Home By the Novogratz”. In one of the episodes artists Camomile Hixon designed some amazing glitter art pieces that made me drool! I instantly knew her word art was something i had to recreate- the hardest part was committing to a word! I wanted a playful word that would make me smile when I looked at it. I decided on the word “WILD!” because a) life is always better when its a little wild and b) Wild One by Those Darlin’s was one of Lindsay and my favorite songs in college.
First paint the canvas any color of your choice. Next, create stencils for your word, my letteres were 10 inches in height and the font I used was Arial Black in size 500, after printing the letters I doubled their size– I guess that makes it size 1,000. Trace stencil with a dull pencil on the painted canvas. Fill outline in with glitter paint- this may take several layers depending on how much glitter you are looking for.
Paint Background, I used 1 bottle of Martha Stuart pearl paint in mother of pearl and a small brush for a horizontal stripe effect.
Print out letters and create a large word stencil. I used Arial Black in size 500, after printing the letters I doubled their size– I guess that makes it size 1,000, they ended up being 10 inches in height.
Lay stencils on the dry canvas, use a ruler to make sure you have everything centered. There was 7 inches above and below and about 3 inches on the sides.