Little Miss is now being homeschooled and I have returned to on-line college. Which has been a bit of a challenge with the lack of space and time for my studies. With Little Miss health issues and our constant traveling between Michigan and New York, this was the best option for us. We also had to conquer the lack of space issues we have going on here in NYC. We've managed to set aside most of the bedroom for Little Miss for play, sleep and learning. It's a work in progress and I hope to have it finished by this weekend, InshaAllah (God willing).
But to make a big impact and to make homeschooling a little more fun I decided to personalize Little Miss area of the room and what little girl does not like glitter?!
Here is the finished project!
I would not suggest this project if you do not mind getting glitter over everything and even on you. Not to mention in your GI tract either. I swear right now I have some major Edward Cullen poos going on.
Here's what you will need:
- A photo editing software, like photoshop or a word program ( I am a big fan of Open Office, it's free!)
- White glue ( I squirted some on a piece of scrap paper)
- Craft brushes
- Fine glitter
- Card stock (8" x 11") in the same family of colors that you are using for glitter.
- A printer
- Double sided tape
- Fonts ( I used "Starburst" & "Easyopenface" &"Mellowfonts1" from Dafont.com)
You just click in the font size and manually enter a font size that you would like to use. I used 600pt at 300 DPI on the US paper option when you open a new file within Photoshop to get these letter sizes which where about 5"-6" tall.
Here is how to install fonts: Installing FONTS
- Once you've picked a font you liked, you need to make it the size you would like. Honestly Photoshop is the best I am sure you could use a word program as well to do this. It's very important to pick LIGHT shades when printing onto cardstock so that the printers color does not show through the glitter, it's just a guideline for the glue. Make sure you save every letter just in case you mess one up or your daughter thinks if funny to stick a wet glued letter to your tush. (Oh the irony)
- Then print that letter out on your card stock. Use light matte colors for lighter glitters and medium hues for darker glitters.
- For me I learned (the hard way) it was better to do the main color first and then fill in with the accent color (silver) last. Using a paint brush I evenly and QUICKLY painted the glue on the printed colors. Then quickly tap the main color glitter over the glue, tapping off the excess. Until all the printed areas are covered. The empty spaces are painted with the glue and covered with the sliver accent glitter just like the main colors to the edges of the letter.
5. Once dry, cut. There where be glitter EVERY WHERE when you do this.
6. Use your double sided sticky tape to tape these letters where ever your glitter covered heart desires!
7. For Hello Kitty, I used the Mellowfont1 and it comes with a TON of Hello Kitty dingbats!
I will post more things as the days go by and her space comes together!