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Silhouette Art Craft

10/29/2015 | By Parade People

Silhouette Art Craft

As the season approaches for parties and parades, feasts and balls, many will begin to bring out some level of décor for the occasion. Maybe you favor a flag flying outdoors, a bright tablecloth, or an all out orgiastic display of hand-strung Krewe beads from years past. Whatever your style, consider a quick and easy wall piece to inject new color into this years’ festivities.

You’ll Need:

  • A canvas (any size you like)
  • Washi tape (purple, green and gold is preferable)
  • Acrylic paint
  • Medium paintbrush
  • Small paintbrush
  • A Mardi Gras appropriate silhouette (a die cut or stencil will work)

  1. Begin by applying washi tape to your canvas. Apply in any manner you like; linear is easiest.
  2. Cover entirety of canvas.

    Cover Entirety of Canvas
  3. Place silhouette in desired location on canvas; trace around it using a pencil.
  4. Carefully apply paint to your canvas, taking care to keep the lines of your silhouette sharp.
  5. Apply additional coats of paint as needed to cover washi tape.
  6. Finish edges in tape of your choice.
  7. Hang and Enjoy!

By: Candis Calvert

See more blogs from Candis at Mother Earth News, Seersucker & Boat Shoes, and the Adventures of Cactus & Fuschia.

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