February 01, 2013

Glitter Art for the Nursery, Silhouette Promo, and GIVEAWAY

When I received a package of Silhouette's new double-sided adhesive with glitter in the mail I knew right away I wanted to make something for the nursery.  I've never really used glitter in my decor with the boys, but now that a girl is in the horizon I broke it out.  Here's what I made with it.  (I'll give you the full tutorial and there's a promo on the Silhouette at the end as well as a giveaway.)


So I started with a blank canvas I had in the basement.


Then I mixed some of my paints to match the fabric I bought for the baby's room.  I am so in love with this fabric.  It's got coral, red, pink, and mustard in it.


I designed something for the canvas using the Silhouette software.  Because I wanted the heart to be pretty big I had to use 2 adhesive sheets.


When you cut the adhesive sheets it cuts through the adhesive and both layers of paper.  It cuts slowly and double cuts to really get through it all.


So when you're done cutting it looks like this.


I peeled out the parts I didn't need.


You peel off the yellow paper on the back and the press the white paper with the adhesive on it onto the canvas.  Then you can remove the white paper as well.  You have to be really careful when pulling off the yellow backing that the adhesive stays with the white paper and not the yellow.  If you applied it using the yellow side then the text would be backwards.  Not good.


After pulling off all the paper, this is what I had.  Now I try my best to be very honest with all of you about my projects.  I had a little trouble here.  See how there are slight ripples in the adhesive?  It's because it's a canvas which has texture, so it didn't stick perfectly flat for me.  I tried to lightly press it down with my fingers in spots to make sure it was really stuck on.


I poured on the glitter and used the tool in the kit to really press it on.


However, since I had touched some of the adhesive areas when I tried to get it to stick to the canvas better, it wasn't so sticky in those spots and the glitter wasn't adhering uniformly.


I wasn't going to scrap the whole thing so I tried something to fix it.  I mixed some glitter with mod podge and then spread it over the less glittered areas.


I looks like this when wet but dries clear.  Then I went over all of it with a layer of just mod podge, which was super helpful for sealing the glitter.  Now it isn't coming off when you touch it at all.


And the first item of the nursery is ready.



Here's a better idea of the size of it.  It's actually fairly big.


Now if you're looking to buy a Silhouette here's a nice promo.  It's for the Portrait (which is the smaller one just so you know).


Go HERE and use the code "ROAR" to get the deal.

And here's a closer look at what comes in the kit - tools, lots of adhesive sheets, glitter, flocking powder, ideas, and a card with some designs.


Want to WIN a Silhouette Portrait?  You can enter 2 ways.  Leave 1 comment for each entry, but 2 entries is the max.

1) Follow them HERE on Pinterest.  
2) Follow the Silhouette blog HERE.

I follow both.  There's lots of great ideas and the blog will tell you about the free design of the week, too.

And that's all for today.  Thanks for dropping in.

244 comments:

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Jen said...

Love the color, so cute!

gina said...

Ooohh! I cant wait to see the nursery!!!!

K said...

Now following them on Pinterest!

K said...

Following their blog now too! (hoping to win...I've wanted one for a LONG time!)

nid said...

Nursey Art looks beautiful ! I follow Sihouette Blog too. Thanks

Katie said...

I follow on pinterest!

Jessie said...

I follow Silhouette on pinterest!

Jessie said...

I subscribe to the Silhouette blog by email!

Sarah said...

That looks beautiful! Can't wait to see how the nursery comes together. I follow the silhouette blog.

Sarah said...

I follow silhouette on pinterest.

Pattij said...

I follow silhouette on pinterest.
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Jessica said...

i follow on pinterest monkeyshinersbaby at yahoo

Jessica said...

i follow their blog via rss
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detrimental beauty said...

I follow on Pinterest.

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detrimental beauty said...

I also follow the blog via email


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Carolyn said...

I follow them on Pinterest
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The Jacobs Family said...

I follow their blog and love it!

The Jacobs Family said...

I follow Silouette on Pinterest.

Anonymous said...

This is great! I love how your nursery art turned out. Congrats on Baby Girl! :) And thanks for the chance to win... I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

Anonymous said...

... and I follow their blog (under a different email address, though... let me know if you need to verify!) Thanks again!

Sylvie said...

Oh how I'd love to have one! Thanks for the opportunity! :)

Kevin, Holly, Kari and Bryce said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest. Thanks for the tutorial!

Kevin, Holly, Kari and Bryce said...

I follow the Silhouette blog. I love their Free Shape giveaway each week!

Erin said...

I follow silhouettes blog

Lisa said...

I follow them on Pinterest! (Lisa.Vancour)

Lisa said...

I follow them with google reader (leh1080). Thanks for the giveaway!!

CountryBelle said...

Looks almost like it would've been easier to use a stencil, glue and glitter... Turned out lovely though!

ms_sunshyne said...

I follow silhouette on pinterest

Heidi V said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

ms_sunshyne said...

I follow the silhouette blog using google reader

Heidi V said...

I follow the Silhouette blog!

Kristen said...

I follow the silhouette blog

Kristen said...

In follow silhouette on pinterest

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Super cute start to the nursery. I follow silhouette on pinterest.

Katie said...

I follow the Silhouette blog via Google Reader. I love looking at the projects and would have so much fun with a Silhouette Portrait! Thanks for the chance!

Katie said...

I also follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

Billy said...

I follow on pinterest.

Billy said...

I also follow their blog.

Kristie said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest. Thanks! kristie_keely(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Jennifer Hudak said...

I follow on pinterest!

Brittney said...

I follow Silhouette on pinterest

Brittney said...

I follow Silhouettes blog

Mommy said...

I follow on Pinterest.

Mommy said...

I also follow the blog!

Leigh said...

I follow them on pintrest

Leigh said...

I follow their blog via rss

Sara said...

I follow Silhouettes pinterest. thank you so much for the chance to win!

Sara said...

I also follow their blog via rss. and again, thanks for the chance to win

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Allison said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

Allison said...

I follow their blog as well!

lynaeve said...

I follow them via google reader. thanks for the chance!

lynaeve said...

I follow them on pinterest.

McKenzie Guymon said...

That fabric is FABULOUS! I can't wait to see that room all come together! I love the canvas too! You can't go wrong with glitter!

McKenzie Guymon said...

I follow them on Pinterest!

McKenzie Guymon said...

I follow their blog too!

jessica said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest. mfrapp_83 {at} yahoo {dot} com

jessica said...

I follow Silhouette via my Google RSS. mfrapp_83 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Ange said...

I follow them on Pinterest. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!!

Bethany L. said...
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Bethany L. said...

Follow their blog now! Thanks for the giveaway!

Danyelle said...

I follow them on pinterest.

Megan said...

So lovely! I follow silhouette's blog!

Megan said...

I follow on pinterest

Rachel O. said...

I follow them on Pinterest!

Rachel O. said...

I follow their blog!

Bethany said...

I follow them on pinterest. Thanks!

Bethany said...

I follow them now too! Such a great giveaway, thank you!

piccolinadesigns said...

Silhouette has a fantastic Pinterest collection. I'm now following. :)

Jaclyn said...

I follow on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/jaclynb/

Jaclyn said...

I follow the Silhouette blog!

Tari said...

I follow on pinterest

Tari said...

I follow the blog

Heather said...

I follow Silhouette on pintrest

Heather said...

I added silhoutte's blog to my reader

Brit said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

Brit said...

I am now subscribed via email to their blog. Thanks for this give-away!

MIndy M said...

I like them on pinterest

MIndy M said...

I subscribed via email to their blog.

Destiny said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

Destiny said...

I subscribe to their blog.

Iferlynn said...

Following on Pinterest!

Iferlynn said...

Subscribed to the Blog too! Love reading your sight everyday. The new art is super cute and the fabric is fantastic!

Stephanie said...

I subscribe the Silhouette blog.

Brianne said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

Stephanie said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

Brianne said...

I follow the Silhouette blog!

Alicen said...

Absolutely love that fabric! I am a follower of Silhouette on Pinterest.
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tiffyhong said...

I Follow the Pinterest kipani89@gmail.com Tiffany Hong

tiffyhong said...

I Also follow the blog via google reader. kipani89@gmail.com Tiffany Hong

Anne said...

I follow on Pinterest!

Anne said...

I follow their blog!

Nicole said...

I follow their blog.

Jeanne said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

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Jeanne said...


I follow the Silhouette blog.
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Stacy said...

I follow their blog.

Stacy said...

I follow them on Pinterest.

Jessica said...

I Follow them on Pinterest.

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Jessica said...

I Follow the Silhouette blog already

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Sarah said...

Followed on Pinterest

Sarah said...

Following the blog too

Alexis Bulloch said...

I'm following on pinterest!

Sandra said...

I'm following on pinterest!!

Sandra said...

I'm following the Blog!!

Christine said...

I follow via Google Reader

Christine said...

I follow on Pinterest!

Jessica Anson said...

I:m having the blog sent to my inbox!!

Elizabeth said...

I follow on Pinterest.

Jessica Anson said...

I'm following on Pinterest too!!

Elizabeth said...

I also follow the blog. I think the Silhouette is SO COOL! And the glitter just makes it even cooler. What's better than glitter???

Heather said...

I follow them on pinterest

Heather said...

I follow the blog too!

Sara said...

I follow on Pinterest

Sara said...

I follow their blog =)

Jen B! said...

I follow their blog...the canvas is adorable!

Elisabeth said...

I'm following them on Pinterest!

Elisabeth said...

I'm following their blog.

Iuliana@Hip2Thrift said...

I follow Silhouette on pinterest!

lynda said...

I already follow the Silhouette blog through my Google Reader.
I think your wall hanging turned out great! The baby's room will look awesome, I'm sure!

Jennifer Lindsay said...

I follow them on Pinterest.

Jennifer Lindsay said...

I follow the silhouette blog!

Sheena said...

I follow Silhouette on pinterest
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Sheena said...

I follow the Silhouette blog too!
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Kristie said...

I subsribe to the silhouette blog.

Kristie said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

Sarah Kelly said...

I follow them on pinterest

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Sarah Kelly said...

I follow their blog

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Cherie said...

Following on pinterest!

Cherie said...

Following the blog!

Amanda said...

I follow on Pinterest

Micah said...

I would love to win this....Already following Silhouette on Pinterest and their blog. I love your nursery colors and project too!

JoEllen said...

I follow on pinterest!

Tara said...

I follow on Pintrest!

Tara said...

I follow their blog too.

Amy said...

I follow on pinterest!

Melanie said...

I follow on Pinterest

Melanie said...

I follow their blog

Amy said...

I follow the silhouette blog.

Karen Jerread said...

I follow the Silhouette Blog for some time now, hoping to win.

Karen Jerread said...

I also follow them on Pinterest.

annette said...

i follow silhouette. the hubs and i have wanted one forever.

Livy said...

I follow the Silhouette blog! I've been trying to win for ages. Love the portrait though, my apartment is TINY so every square inch counts.

Livy said...

I follow on Pinterest as well!

Thanks for the giveaway!

K said...

I follow them on Pinterest.

K said...

I follow their blog as well.

Anonymous said...

I follow their pinterest

Anonymous said...

I follow their blog

tweetyscute said...

I follow on pinterest

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tweetyscute said...

I follow their blog

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shelly said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

shelly said...

I follow their blog.

Kangaroo Mama said...

I already follow Silhouette on Pinterest.

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Kangaroo Mama said...

I already follow Silhouette blog

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jane said...

Following both the blog and on pinterest. Thanks for the chance!

Ginger Danson said...

Following their blog. :)

Ginger Danson said...

Following on Pinterest, too! So exciting!

Jen Roh Photography said...

Following on Pinterest....
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Jen Roh Photography said...
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Jen Roh Photography said...

Following the Silhouette blog... thanks for posting the giveaway. Would love to win!!
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Myshootingstar said...

Following on Pinterest!

Myshootingstar said...

Following on Pinterest!

C.C. said...

Following them on Pinterest!

C.C. said...

Following their blog!

Hannah J said...

Following them on pinterest!

Hannah J said...
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Ferly Tangonan said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest!

~ Ferly
Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

Ferly Tangonan said...

I follow Silhouette's blog too! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

~ Ferly
Gifts We Use {to grow, love and serve}

trishden said...

Hello, I follow Silhouette America on Pinterest. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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trishden said...

I follow their blog via GFC, Facebook, Twitter, Google +, email, RSS feed, etc. Thanks!

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Elizabeth said...

I follow on Pinterest!

Elizabeth said...

I follow their blog! Thanks for the giveaway.

Megan Morehouse said...

Pintrest followed!

Megan Morehouse said...

Blog followed!

Meg's Lifestyle Musings said...

I follow them on pintrest!!

Meg's Lifestyle Musings said...

I follow their blog :)

kristel said...

I follow Silhouette's blog

kristel said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

Lindsay said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

Lindsay said...

I also follow the Silhouette blog. Such pretty ideas!

Lucinda+Bluebird said...

So cute! We're expecting our first in May, and I'm dying to make onesies! I would love to get my hands on a Silhouette!

JenW said...

Awesome canvas! I follow them on Pinterest! Myhedwig (at) gmail (dot) com

Tonya said...

Love the canvas!! I follow silhouette on pinterest!

Julia said...

I follow on Pintrest. Love the wallart for the nursery!
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Julia said...

I also follow the blog.I aso

Lesli said...

I follow on Pinterest
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Lesli said...

I also follow the blog
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Anonymous said...

I follow on Pinterest!

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Anonymous said...

I also follow their blog!

(love your darling picture of you and your boys!)

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Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

I follow Silhouette on Pinterest

Michelle said...

I follow them on pinterest

Michelle said...

I follow their blog. :)

Missy said...

I follow them on pinterest

Missy said...

And I follow their blog

juliannej said...

Love the glitter heart!I follow on Pinterest!

juliannej said...

I follow the blog!

cindi m said...

I follow the blog

cindi m said...

I follow on Pinterest

Anonymous said...

I'm following on Pinterest.

LilDevilGrl said...

I follow on pinterest.

LilDevilGrl said...

I follow on pinterest.

LilDevilGrl said...

I follow on pinterest.

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