The Chandelier

Sunday, February 5, 2012

While Landen and I were out looking for some furniture a few months ago, we saw a cool bit of decor in one of the stores: it was a cool chandelier silhouette against a washed out white and grey background. We both loved it and decided that we both could and should do it. So we did. This is how.
We covered a 16x20" canvas with torn up newspaper and a mix of water and Elmer's.

Then after having taken way too long to design a chandelier that I liked, I built a paper stencil, traced it on the canvas with a pencil, and then filled it in with some black acrylic paint.

Then we let it dry and -SHAZAM- it was ready to go on our wall.

As with any other project like this, there are a few things that I would like to have done differently, but overall we're pretty happy with how it turned out.
What do you think?


  1. I LOVE this!! So creative and it turned out wonderful! I might have to do this. =D

  2. Yes, I read your blog. And this is fantastic. Bravo!

  3. Kortney: Thanks! It took a bit of time, but was really quite easy, all things considered.
    Irene: Few things could validate me more than knowing that you read the blog. I still walk around town and stores and say to myself: "Irene should have those shoes."

  4. I think that it is awesome! But I guess that you already know that. :)

  5. i love chandeliers. i also love silhouettes. Put the two together and WOW! i double love it.


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