Next Tuesday, January 19th, might just be another day for some of you – but for some of us it is a national holiday. January 19th is Dolly’s 64th birthday. Maybe I’ll watch The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas and sing show tunes all day and annoy my husband. In the meantime I wanted to craft up something special to commemorate the big day. One of my favorite Dolly quotes is “It takes a lot of money to look this cheap”. Nothing says cheap and tackaliscious like a black velvet painting so that is exactly what I am making today for I Love to Create.
Tulip Fabric Paint
Glitter Chipboard Letters
Aleene’s Fabric Fusion Glue
Tracing Paper (light and dark)
Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray
GET YOUR DOLLY ON
The first thing you need to do is either draw a picture of Dolly onto your black velvet using tailor’s chalk or in my case trace a picture with tracing paper. Artist Stefan Govasli was kind enough to let me use his illustration of Dolly.
PAINTING BLACK VELVET
Using Tulip Fabric Paint fill in the lines of your drawing just like a coloring book. Mix colors like pink, orange and white to make flesh color and experiment with yellow to shade the hair. I opted to fill in her entire face with peach paint. Allow to dry completely.
ATTACH TO CANVAS
Next I cut my velvet down to the size of my frame. Using Aleene’s Fast Grab Tacky Spray I coated the board and adhered my velvet painting. Make sure to get your picture as centered as possible.
SAY IT WITH GLITTER
Originally I thought I would cover some chipboard letters in Tulip Fashion Glitter, but then I realized I already had gold glittered letters. Using Fabric Fusion Glue attach your letters to the velvet.
Put your picture into a tacky frame fit for a tackaliscious black velvet painting. Happy Birthday Dolly, only the best for you!