Wednesday, January 4, 2012

DIY Glitter Chevron Art

The last big project for my closet room was some artwork for the blank wall above my shoe shelves.  I had a vision of what I wanted to do and even though it ended up being a lot harder than I'd planned, I couldn't be happier with the results.  The inspiration all began when I found this Diamond Dust at the craft store a few weeks back.  Strangely enough, it was in the floral arrangement aisle.  It is the perfect "gilver" (gold/silver mix) and the particles are an irregular shape...almost like tiny shattered pieces of mirror. 


Here is what you will need if you want to recreate this for yourself:
  • 1 can spray adhesive
  • 1.5" roll painters tape
  • Blank canvas (mine was 20" x 24")
  • LOTS of glitter (it took 10 of the pouches seen above)
  • 1 can glitter sealant spray


I used an old piece of cardboard to measure & cut out a stencil in the chevron pattern.  As I held the stencil in place, my husband took the painters tape and marked off where the stripes would be.  Getting the lines perfectly centered & evenly spaced was honestly the hardest part...


Next we headed to the garage to spray adhesive on the canvas & sprinkle on the glitter!  I worked one section at a time so the adhesive wouldn't dry out too quickly.  Here is what it looked like completely covered (before I shook the excess off):


I let it sit for about 5-10 minutes before turning upside down to release any loose particles.  Then, I slowly began to remove the tape...


Once the tape was removed, I carefully brushed off any loose pieces of glitter that had fallen onto the white stripes.  Then I sprayed the entire canvas with a coat of sealant.


The sealant takes 20 minutes to dry, but I waited a full 24 hours before moving it into the house & hanging up on the wall.  Here is the finished product hanging up in my room:


Close up shot so you can see the texture of the particles on the canvas:


I love how the light from the chandelier reflects off the diamond dust and adds another element of sparkle to the space.  Can't wait to show you all part 2 of my closet reveal...coming next week!!

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Doux Rousse said...

I. LOVE. THIS! Does the sealant keep the glitter from falling off? That much glitter scares me. I feel like it could fall off for years!

XO,
Doux Rousse
www.douxrousse.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

LOVE this! so simple to make and looks so amazing in the wardrobe :)

xoxo,

Fashion Fractions

jenn said...

That looks gorgeous! And it was really simple! Love the glamour : )

Jenn

passengerseatperspectives.blogspot.com

MerciBlahBlah said...

That. Is. FABULOUS. I have been meaning to do a chevron painting as well, but hadn't considered throwing some glitter into the mix. I'm totally swiping your idea. LOOOVE.

merci,
Shannan

Ashley said...

Your creation looks stunning! And perfect for your closet room!

Megan Muller said...

Wow this is brilliant! Super easy, super cheap, and super chic! I'm going to making this in the near future as well. Thanks for the idea!

Megan
www.glamoroushustle.com

K said...

Wow great job, love it!

Wendy (SpikesnSparkles) said...

what a great project - so easy and totally glam! You'll have to let us know if the glitter stays on well!

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

this is SO fun!!! oh, how i wish i was a diy'er. i am in LOVE with your closet room!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Mica said...

Great idea! I think I have to share it on my blog! :O... Loved it, so much! :DD*

Fashion By Alicia said...

I love this and it is perfect for you wardrobe room! Love it!!

Summer said...

Okay, now THAT is a DIY I think I can handle. =) I love the way it looks, so classy and chic.

Now I just need to find a place to put it.....
xoxo

Samantha said...

This is great! My closet is itching to have more inspiration and sparkle -- this would fit the bill just right!

-Samantha
www.thebrunetteone.com

Veronica M said...

LOVE it!

Bravoe Runway said...

I cannot wait to see part II of your closet reveal. SPACE!!! And your Chevron DIY is amazing!

Lia said...

Looks fabulous! I love it!
xo
Lia

Rachel said...

Seriously I didn't know your closet could get better! I LOVE THIS IDEA!!!!

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Britt+Whit said...

OMG I Love this! This is so simple yet brillant. Totally inspired right now!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

Great DIY! I've been meaning to this exact thing, except with paint in my living room!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

This looks fantastic!!! LOVE!

Zoey said...

Amazing! Great job!

Tee @ She Writes, Bites, and Window Shops said...

This looks so good! I haven't really gotten into DIYs yet, but this looks so fantastic I might have to try!

Alyson said...

GORGEOUS!! What a smart, relatively easy thing to do. Two of them together would be really cool. Perhaps one silver one gold? Or one orange and one blue (because I'm a gator!)? :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

OMG...I love chevrons...and I love glitter...so this couldn't be anymore perfect...I'd love to recreate this, but I guess I need to figure out where I would put it first...but this is the coolest thing I've seen in awhile!

Clara Turbay said...

I like the way you show your inspirations!

http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

Life's a shoe said...

wow this is great! very creative and looks easy too...I love your shoe shelves!!!

Sara said...

This is so pretty! such a great creative idea! i love it!

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Christal Kay said...

LOVE THIS IDEA. I REALLY WANT TO TRY, SUNDAY PROJECT IS IN ORDER.


xo,
Christal
www.christalkay.blogspot.com

~Lara~ said...

This looks like a fun project!!! It looks great in your closet!

seekingstyleblog said...

That's a fun art piece! It looks great on your wall!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Real Girl Glam said...

Love this DIY and that Diamond Dust is awesome! THink I will be needing it immediately!

cait said...

Looks amazing! I'm totally addicted to chevron but always am intimidated by DIY projects with it because of all that measuring - your cardboard template solution was very smart!

deadlyinlove said...

great idea, looks stylish!

Vivi said...

I freakin' LOVELOVELOVE this. I need to do this when I get my own place. Chevron is such a interesting design, too. It immediately pops. Great job.

Style Searchin said...

I'm obsessed with chevron- combine with glitter and I'm sold! Such a perfect piece for a girly closet...love it!

Anonymous said...

Where did you buy the diamond dust/about how much was it? And is it like normal glitter or more fine?

Kimberly said...

Hi there, I found it at JoAnn's Craft Store in the floral arrangement section. It is actually chunkier than regular glitter and the pieces are irregularly cut (kind-of jagged) instead of round, like glitter. Hope that helps!

Ky said...

I looked at JoAnns online & they only had Diamond Dust in a jar & it only cam in white??

Kimberly said...

Hello Ky - I think that must be different than what I bought because this is definitely a gold/silver color!

Ginny Brown said...

What brand of sealant did you use and where did you get it? Thank you!

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classyfratlife said...

This is a fabulous idea!!! I will definitely be making a few of these for my house. Thanks for sharing :)

Fabrice Galler said...

Wow, this looks amazing and it really is very simple. Love this!

Kristin said...

It looks so cute! Thank you for sharing!!!

Kristin said...

Super cute! Love it.

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