I was in the need of a desk chair for my daughter, Vicky, who is starting school tomorrow. I had this completely unattractive old chair
I sanded it a little bit and put one hand of primer
I painted it a light pink color
I cut a pillow I already had to fit
Painted some wooden letters with my daughter's name to stick on the back
...draw and paint roses
I am not happy with the upholstery project but I am planning to change the fabric to something thicker, so let it be so for the time being... My daughter loved it, and that is what matters! But if you have any idea how could I put the fabric better, let me know, please!!!
That is an easy technique, which produces beautiful art for children. You can see the pictures in my previous post here.
aluminium sheet (from a stationary shop or shop with hobby stuff)
a pair of scissors
colored ribbons or other embellishments
Step one: We choose our pattern. If the pattern is "easy", without many details for example, our work will be easy. We could choose a butterfly pattern for a start. Step two: We draw the pattern on the aluminium sheet. If drawing is not our space, we can transfer the pattern on the sheet with carbon paper. I did it simply pushing my pen hard on the lines.
Step three: We cut carefully around the pattern.
Step four: We sandpaper the edges of the pattern and with the same light sandpaper we can do some light lines on our pattern.
Step five: With a pronged paper knife we do dots to underline the pattern and we paint it, if we want. (I didn't haha... ).The suggested colors are glass colors or window colors. We could use colored glitter and atlacol, too.
Step six: We glue the pattern on a prepainted canvas and ... here we are!! (The canvas shown is one of my little girl's paintings :)
Some other projects with the same technique (copper sheet instead of aluminium):
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