Here is a step by step tutorial to making a gorgeous ballerina canvas!
The method used here can be used for any themed canvas, we just chose ballerina!
It can also be done with quick drying spray paint instead of glitter spray but we love glitter!
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WHAT YOU NEED:
Decal or Large Sticker or Vinyl/Oramask Stencil Cutout
Tulle, Rhinestones, Paper Flowers etc.
Place your sticker/decal/vinyl cutout on the canvas. (I made my Oramask 813 stencil cutout using my Silhouette Cameo 3, although a Cricut would work also!) Press the entire thing down firmly especially around all edges! Do not leave any open areas where glitter can seep in and ruin your canvas.
Spray with glitter. I love this part.
*VERY IMPORTANT! SPRAY WITH YOUR CANVAS AND THE SPRAY CAN UPRIGHT! YOU WILL RUIN YOUR GLITTER BLAST IF YOU SPRAY DOWNWARD!*
(Also, Glitter blast is not winter friendly. Spraying in cold temps does not work. Must be at kinda warm out. Spring/Summer craft friendly.)
How you spray is personal preference. I like to mix colors together.
I sprayed a light coating of the purple, left, followed by a coating of the green, right.
Repeat until you are satisfied with the amount of glitter. It really doesn’t take much, especially when its warmer temps out.
LEAVE IT ALONE AND LET IT DRY. I am a picker and I have no patience. I ruin so many projects by trying to mess with them before they are ready. Leave it alone.
If its colder out, leave it overnight. If its warmer out give it at least 4-6 hours!
Peel/pick your sticker/decal/vinyl off of the DRY canvas. Check if before hand, if its still partially wet, wait. If its completely dry you’re good to go!
Cut your tulle into rectangles. I’m using 3 pieces, you can use as many as you’d like depending on how fluffy you want the tutu to be. After your rectangles are cut, stack them on top of each other and gather them together loosely in accordion style.
Place a small amount of hot glue where you want your tutu to start. Hot glue goes RIGHT through tulle so it doesn’t take much and it will burn you if you hold your finger there too long! Just get it stuck a little and then check it, if it needs more glue add a little at a time until its how you like it.
STEP SEVEN: The extras!
Originally I was just going to add the tutu and put a jewel in her hair. I always get ideas after I start ideas to I decided to add a small paper flower and larger rhinestone to her skirt.
I then added a small flower and the small rhinestone to the ballerina bun.