Sort of inspiring:
- 3 sheets of white tissue (cut into 1-inch squares)
- Shimmery metallic paint
- Paint brush
- Pencil (to tap down squares)
- 22 x 28 stretched canvas (buy it on SALE! Got mine at Joann's)
Paint a solid coat of metallic paint on canvas. Make sure you paint the edges as well.
Feel free to wait a month or two before step two.
Paint a thin coat of the same paint across the top of the canvas. Begin applying squares of tissue. Use pencil to tap down the tissue onto the paint. Paint next section. Continue until you've covered the entire canvas with squares.
Don't worry if your squares don't meet up perfectly or if they overlap some. NOT PERFECT is better!
Brush another light coat of metallic paint over tissue squares so you can't see any white. Some of the tissue may rip or move. That's good. That's ok. Just tap it back close to where it was.
Go back and randomly place more squares until you've used all three sheets that you cut up.
Find a nice place to hang it. Light candles underneath it. Woo husband.
*Alternate Step Six:
Find a nice place to hang it. Plug in lamp to shine unromantically on it until further notice.
*Alternate alternate Step Six:
Lean on mantel because the mirror you bought (this one at the outlet for $50) to put there was just a touch too big.
I'm joining Wendy at The Shabby Nest and Chris at Just a Girl today! Check out some more frugal ideas over there.