Oh my gosh the place do I start. This has been such a protracted course of. I knew from the beginning it wouldn’t be a straightforward challenge however I assumed I’d give it a shot. I wager anybody I defined it too in all probability thought I used to be loopy till I confirmed them the completed product. 😀 So… what received me impressed to do a bit of paintings like this had been these classic bowls I eyeballed a pair months in the past. Not understanding they had been bowls I already had deliberate out to do a gold leafed eggshell artwork piece.. It wasn’t till later that I discovered these weren’t eggshells .. LOL. I’m glad it was a misunderstanding. hehe.
I knew I needed a fairly large piece of artwork. I’ve an enormous empty wall in my front room that drives me nuts. My front room is pretty lengthy and when that wall is empty it makes my home seem like a protracted massive hallway. So since my type has shifted drastically I knew that my previous decor needed to go, however after I eliminated all my previous decor.. as soon as once more that mysterious lengthy hallway appeared.
Let’s simply begin off with this… Canvas’s aren’t precisely price range pleasant. My hunt for the right measurement canvas that match my price range utterly failed. So I ventured out zooming by way of the house depot aisles solely to seek out out that they promote particle board for $17 a sheet. ” LIGHT BULB” Excellent that was my reply. I received myself a kind of child’s with some additional wooden to border it with. Earlier than I began any slicing I measured to verify what measurement I needed my artwork.. That was after I determined I needed a two piece summary.
What you’ll want
There’s a number of issues which can be non-compulsory and I apologize prematurely if I missed one thing. It’s alota stuff.
- Particle baord
- measuring tape
- plaster of paris
- wooden trim (for body)
- Inside paint (satin end)
- Egg shells
- Gold leaf and gilding adhesive
Earlier than I leap into the tutorial I need to level of that this large artwork piece price me beneath $60. Every canvas measures 43″ by 37″. I bought most of my provides from the homedepot and native ironmongery store. I bought my Gold leaf on amazon and received a brilliant whole lot on it. Take into account $60 is with a few of the provides already in hand. (I’ve hooked up an affiliate hyperlink down under of the gold leaf I bought.)
BIG MISTAKE #1
I’m glad I get to make the errors so that you don’t need to. My largest remorse is that I used particle board that was too thick. After I made my run to the house depot the gents talked about these things is vulnerable to breaking simply…The one factor he didn’t point out was.. THEY ARE STINKIN HEAVY, and I imply HEAVY. Let’s simply say that by the point I used to be executed with this challenge from all of the lifting I’ve acquired a brand new set of abs. 😀 Superior proper… Right here’s the draw back.. I’m fairly certain my wall is feeling it too and fairly quickly there may be holes until partitions get abs too. hehe So go together with one thing thinner. There’s virtually no manner you may break this factor until you actually take a hammer to it or throw it round. My particle board was 3/4″ thickness.
Dwelling depot Secret..
This may not be a secret to most, but when your like me and don’t know most issues 😀 Dwelling depot will truly reduce your boards to the scale you want. I don’t know if it’s solely my house depot that does this however, I’ve had this executed a number of occasions. I made a decision to have my superior hubby reduce mine since he was tremendous pleasant and supplied…wink.wink. As you may see this challenge was so superior our pleasant neighbor joined in to assist. Aren’t my handymen superior!!?. 😀 😀 😀
Hold these child’s safe..
I knew I wanted to have a powerful help system within the again. I couldn’t simply screw screws proper into the particle board. Not with each weighing round 40 kilos. So I used a 1 x Four for the bottom and 6 screws to safe it. That did the job. 😀
I’m no professional with regards to 45 diploma angles, however I’ve to say this wasn’t that onerous.. simply very tedious. I mounted that massive chunk of wooden lacking wooden within the body with some plaster of paris.
For these of you who’re new to this. Earlier than slicing your 45 diploma angles mark flippantly with a pencil which course it ought to roughly be reduce at. Nothing fancy that is to maintain the confusion away. It positively helped me from getting confused and slicing within the flawed course.. 😀 Or perhaps it’s simply me as a result of I’m all the time overthinking issues. 😀
As soon as my body was set and able to go. I measured and marked how far out I needed the body to stay out.
I then used the MIGHTY Gorilla Glue to connect it to the Canvas (particle board)
Yep I used straps to carry them nonetheless whereas I did the identical factor with the opposite two sides. Take into account don’t begin nailing in any nails till you may have all Four sides strapped all the way down to see if every little thing is even. (tip:I additionally used the straps after I was slicing the body to measurement)
These are the nails I went with. Make sure that they don’t heave massive heads 😀 .. The much less visibility the higher.
And the DREADFULL course of begins…
Oh my gosh I can’t say sufficient about good paint… PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE get good paint in case you’ll be doing this challenge. I ended up losing one complete day and Four coats of paint only for this course of. I all the time use the Olympic model from Lowe’s however, for some bizarre purpose somebody instructed me to attempt Behir from Homedepot. The darker colours I bought had been okay, however the white coloration..Oh boy lets simply say it was so dangerous I known as in to get a return and as an alternative received one other free gallon.. 😀 ought to’ve went for the return. Ehhh. regrets..regrets. Lesson discovered. (oh and that fairly worn out little brush is the superior ” PURDY” model brush..That’s my favourite for all my tasks)
Oh and in case your questioning. I used Satin End Paint. As you may see I wasn’t attempting to be good with my brush strokes the messier the higher. It’s artwork not rocket science. 😀 Not less than that’s what I inform myself to maintain my OCD at bay.. 😀 (right here’s an affiliate hyperlink for the gold leaf I bought…. 100 sheets for $6 bucks..can’t beat that )
I really like the reflection these eggs give off. My subsequent step was separating the larger eggs from the smaller ones. Which in the long run was completely pointless however like I’ve stated earlier than I often completely overthink issues.
My mini glue gun helped get the job executed.
So I began off by gluing them onto the canvas in a uniform trend. What I imply by that could be very evenly in rows… Large NO NO. In case your aiming to your artwork piece to seem like a honeycomb then go proper forward.. However what I had envisioned was an summary piece.. A MESSY ONE . hehe 😀 So begin from one nook LEAVING areas in between.
In the event you look shut on the earlier image YES I had the canvas standing up, however then I made a decision to put it down flat for the splatter impact I needed to realize. I lay all my eggshells out and snapped a pic to point out to my hubby. It took three tries earlier than my better-half okayed it, nevertheless it was completely price all the hassle as a result of with regards to issues like this I’m technique to indecisive.
Are you prepared for the completed product… Drum roll !!!! Oh wait.. lol By no means thoughts I spoiled it with the featured picture. 😀
There she is 😀 My gold goddess has the entire room glowing. In the event you make one among these don’t overlook to observe it at sundown. It actually glows. 😀
Is it a tough challenge?!!.. YES.. Was it price it? TOTALLY.. I can’t get sufficient.
LOOKS ESpeNsIVe!! 😀
Oh yeh. Don’t you’re keen on my loopy plant stand :D. I really like that it evens out the masculinity and femininity within the room. 😀 No matter meaning:D hehe.
My latest plant is that this lovely palm. We aren’t new to crops however, my husband’s first response was “hawaii” lol Anybody else get these vibes.. ?
and in case you haven’t had sufficient… 😀 right here’s yet one more.
Let me know what you assume? I’d love to listen to some suggestions on this gold magnificence 😀 !!
Don’t overlook to tag me on Instagram in case you resolve to make one among your individual 😀 Let’s begin a brand new pattern 3D artwork 😀 sure or no?
And final however not least.. Right here’s a cute pinnable to pin to your favourite board .