There is just something about Christmas decorations that I can’t get enough of. They are all so cute! I recently received a Silhouette Portrait and knew that I would find so many projects to do with it this Christmas season and that I did! I love how my first project came out, a Reindeer Silhouette Canvas and I want to show you how you can make one too!
Reindeer Canvas Art
- Silhouette Portrait or Silhouette CAMEO to cut out your shape
- Elmers Glue
- Paint Brush
- Gold Glitter
- Sealer Spray
- Large Red Pom Pom
- Using a Silhouette Portrait or Silhouette CAMEO, download the “Cute Boy Reindeer Head” shape from the Silhouette Design Store and send it to the Silhouette to cut. This is so quick and the cut is as clean as can be. There really is no easier way!
- Once you have cut out the reindeer’s head – this will act as your stencil/shape for your artwork!
- Using your shape cut out as a stencil, trace it lightly onto your canvas.
- Using Elmer’s Glue and a small paint brush, fill in the whole traced area with glue – using the brush to get into all the smaller parts. Elmer’s Glue doesn’t dry that fast, so you don’t have to rush on this part. Try your best to get as close to the outline’s as possible so that you don’t see the trace lines on the finished project.
- Once you have covered the whole shape with glue, it is time to use the glitter! I chose a gold glitter for Christmas, as I just love the look of that against white. It is classic and pretty! Cover the whole area that has glue on it with glitter.
- Once you have covered all of it – shake the glitter off into a box or trash can. You may find a few places that need some extra glitter – using your paint brush and glue, you can add a little extra glue to those areas and add repeat the previous step!
- One you are happy with the way it looks – shake any excess glitter off the canvas. Using the Elmer’s Glue again, put glue all over the nose area and stick on a large red pom-pom to turn this into Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer!
- Once you are all done, you may consider spraying your canvas real quick with a sealer or even hair spray to hold in the glitter. This way, you won’t have as much glitter fall off and it will give your canvas a bit of a glossy shine! You can find this at any crafting store.
That’s it! The whole process took about 10 minutes and once dry you have a great piece of new decor to add to your mantle, wall or any other shelf in your house. The possibilities are endless when you have the Silhouette Design Store to choose shapes from!
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