ReMarthable Contest finalist Kari Tarr creates artistic abstractions using Martha Stewart Crafts glitter and a few simple materials; she shares the method behind one of her most extraordinary designs.
Tools and Materials
- 3/4-inch birch-faced plywood
- Lightweight spackle
- 1-hole D-ring hanger
- Adhesive vinyl square bumpers
- 3/4-inch painter's tape (or black, pH-neutral masking tape)
- Metallic spray paint
- Glitter glue
- Martha Stewart Crafts glitter
- Glittering trays
Glitter Wall Art How-To
1. Begin with a piece of 3/4-inch birch-faced plywood that has been cut down to a 12-inch square.
2. With sandpaper, sand down edges of panel and fill in any cracks with lightweight spackle, if necessary.
3. On back of panel, attach 1-hole D-ring hanger and adhere an adhesive vinyl square bumper in each corner, 2 inches in from edge.
4. Tape off front surface of panel with painter's tape and spray edges with a metallic spray paint. Let dry completely.
5. Once spray paint has dried, remove tape and use a pencil and ruler to mark front of panel with vertical lines, each set 1 inch apart.
6. Use painter's tape (or black masking tape) to isolate 4 stripes on panel, each stripe two inches from the next.
7. With a soft, synthetic paintbrush, apply glitter glue to each stripe and sprinkle with glitter of desired color until completely covered. Turn board on its side and tap excess glitter into glittering tray. Carefully remove tape and let dry completely.
8. Adjacent to each of the already glittered stripes, mask off another set of 4 stripes. Be sure to not only tape off the next empty stripe but also lightly place painter's tape over the already glittered stripes. Repeat the glittering process, carefully remove tape and let dry completely.
9. Repeat the taping and glittering process on the last set of 4 stripes. Let dry completely and remove final strips of tape.
10. Hang your glitter wall art and enjoy!
24-vial glitter multipack, glitter glue, and glittering trays available from Martha Stewart Crafts.
All other tools and materials, including birch-faced plywood, 1-hole D-ring hangers, and adhesive vinyl square bumpers, available from The Home Depot.
Visit Kari Tarr's personal website and Etsy store.