Some of you may remember that around two months ago, I made the ridiculous decision to stop watching so much television. This resulted in me doing all sorts of crazy things like making fancy water, reading a book and leaving my apartment. At one point I was even fully convinced that I had become Martha Stewart and attempted to make string art by jamming around eight thousand nails, in the shape of a giraffe, into reinforced cardboard planks . It didn’t work out, yet when you’re as resourceful and determined as I am, out of control DIY projects are rarely scrapped all together. That would be admitting that you weren’t in some way, better than everyone else at doing crafts. So what do you do?
Make Silhouette Paintings With Your Leftover Stencils!
This is fairly simple. First thing you want to do is go online and find a silhouette of an animal you like. I chose an elephant to compliment my giraffe. I happen to be an incredibly gifted artist, so I drew this free hand from the images I saw on the screen but if you’re not as talented as I am when it comes to drawing figures that could be used to teach a toddler what different animals look like, by all means, print them out.
Next paint your background. I chose a sunset because they’re easy to blend and make sense behind an elephant and a giraffe.
Use acrylic paints in warm colors.
I mixed in some metallic paints from my solid gold collection to give a shimmery appearance.
Once your finished blending your background, trace the stencil over it. I cut out the tusks so that the colors would show through.
Fill in with black paint and voila!
Beautiful wall art to add to your Africa Room! I think I must be a genius sometimes.
Wait, you don’t have an Africa room?