Is there anyone out there still obsessed with Harry Potter? I love all the books and movies, and when I found the lantern that I used in this mixed media I knew what quote would work perfectly for it.
You will want texture, so for the grid stencil I used a dish mat and stenciled it on the background.
The find everything you can get your hands on and glue it down with modeling paste. I found broken toys (there are Hex Bugs and Bakugan and more in there) broken necklaces, bracelets, lace glow sticks, beads, buttons, and more. The lantern was a night light that I disassembled and added a cork for the bottom.
Remember, colors don’t matter because we will cover it all with black gesso.
Once you are happy with the placement cover everything with black gesso. Make sure you get in all the nooks and crannies and cover it well.
Now it is time to paint. I used metallic paints and painted near the light with brighter colors and went darker from there. I wanted to make sure the light was coming from the lantern and casting a glow on the rest of the painting.
For the quote I just printed it on my computer and adhered it to the painting. When everything was dry I sealed with a spray sealer.
And there you have it, a Harry Potter Mixed Media Canvas to show off your love of all things Harry Potter.
In case you missed my other Harry Potter inspired crafts you can see it here:
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DIY Harry Potter Drawstring Backpack
A trip to Universal Studios isn’t complete with out this DIY Harry Potter Drawstring Backpack!
Next month we will have the opportunity to go to Universal Studios Hollywood!!! I am so excited! In great anticipation I decided to make a Harry Potter drawstring backpack that will be perfect to carry my wallet, camera, and sunglasses. I decided to use this simple design that I found on the internet. Everyone know what book this is in reference to without being to obvious, lol
I have made drawstring backpacks before, you can see that post here: Cinderella backpack
My son is such a good sport being my model, lol.
- backpack (you can find a similar one here: bag)
- Gold Sharpie (you can find it here: sharpie)
- Graphite paper (you can find it here: paper)
- Clip art from internet
The first thing you do is find an image that you would like to trace (just about any image will do) and print it in the size you need.
Spread out your bag and decide where you want your design.
Place the graphite paper on the bag then place the image over the graphite. Trace the image with a pencil so that the image will show up on the bag. Press hard and do over it a few times if needed.
Once you like the image take the papers off and set them aside.
Put a piece of cardboard in the bag to prevent the sharpie from bleeding to the other side
Now it is time to start drawing the image with a sharpie.
Fill it all in and clean up the edges. Now you are ready to rock your new bag, and you don’t have to wait to wear it at Universal, this is a bag that can be worn all the time!
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