DIY Cat Painting With Glitter
The second installment of my “Use Up My ‘Crap’ Craft Challenge”!
I have a lot of stuff in my basement – art and craft supplies that need to be used up! I developed a challenge for myself to use some of it up, instead of letting it sit there gathering dust.
I put 30 popular theme words into a jar and randomly chose the second one – “Cats”.
Check out my video to see how I chose my word and how I made rules for my challenge:
Items I used in project:
Old painting from college – mine is on Masonite but you can use a regular canvas. Canvas 18″ x 24″
I began this project by covering my old painting with 2 layers of white acrylic paint. I could have used some gesso that I had for this, but I had 3 bottles of white acrylic that were almost empty and one was developing chunks, so I decided to use them up first.
After the two layers of white, I added more white, some blue and some yellow acrylic paint. I applied them directly to the board and mixed them on there.
When the paint dried, I drew my two cats with a white chalk pastel pencil.
Then, I painted black acrylic paint onto the cat and covered with black glitter before the paint dried.
I painted the eyes black and covered with blue glitter.
Then, I tried outlining the whiskers and tails with a black permanent marker. This did not work! The marker picked up the white chalk pastel and covered the tip – making the marker not work. I decided I would have to paint with black acrylic instead – takes a steady hand!
I think this project turned out great and I was so happy when I was covering up my old painting…I’ve had it forever and never wanted to hang the ugly thing.
My daughters love this Cat Painting and I can’t wait to find a permanent spot on the wall for it!