I'm so excited to show ya'll my latest little creation...my DIY sequin art I made out of an old piece of thrift store art.
Here's what it looked like when I first brought it home. Like a little magenta time capsule straight from 1991.
Luckily, it was only a few bucks, and it was a custom framed print with a nice shape and good size mat. I knew it would be perfect for what I had in mind.
It was super easy to make, too. All you need is a silver spray paint, white spray paint, a frame, a mat, some paper, hot glue, and some sequins.
First, take apart your frame, and disassemble all of the pieces.
Next, spray paint the frame silver, spray paint the mat white, and then use the backside of the old art for your new art. I chose to use Rust-Oleum Flat White for the mat so that it wouldn't stick to the glass. I've had problems with that before, and have found that flat white spray paint works great for this.
Spray painting outdated art mats is such a great way to save money, and I do it all the time now!
Now for the art. I found it helpful to draw a little guide on the backside of artwork. The original print was actually glued to a foamboard, so it was the perfect surface for my new art.
You can really design any shape or pattern you want. I chose to make a herringbone pattern. I sketched out my design with a pen, using a ruler to help. No one will ever see your lines, so don't worry about messing up.
Next, I gathered my supplies: sequins, paper, ribbon, and hotglue.
Hotglue your sequins on first. Start from the bottom row and then work your way up, overlapping from left to right, and overlapping each layer vertically.
Then, cut stripes of paper (I used an exacto knife) to fit the next row. Glue those on as well. This will cover up parts of your last row of sequins and make a nice clean line.
I chose to trim everything with silver ribbon, too. It gave it a nice finished look.
Then, put the mat back on, insert your new art back into the frame, and voila! Some chic new art for pennies on the dollar!
I absolutely love the way it turned out!
That's all for today!
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