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Easy Illuminated Letters - Project #225

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Materials:
White Card Stock
Gold Metallic Paint
Ultra Fine Point Black Sharpie
Pencil & Eraser
Colored Pencils or Crayons
Paintbrushes



Using the printed letter as a guide, embellish the design with swirls, scrolls and flowers to make your own unique letter! View and print alphabet letters here.


Steps

  • Step 1
    Print gray letter guides on a sheet of 8-1/2 x 11" cardstock. Cut apart the individual letters. You can find the letter guides here.
  • Step 2
    Using the printed letter as a guide, embellish the design with swirls, scrolls and flowers to make your own unique letter. Use a pencil so you can erase if necessary.
  • Step 3
    Outline the embellished letter with a fine point black marker.
  • Step 4
    Color the letter with colored pencils or crayons.
  • Step 5
    Illuminate the letter by painting sections gold with Sargent Art Liquid Metal acrylic.
    For a visual demonstration which shows how to draw a letter freehand, watch our video for Project #214 on YouTube.

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