Sunday, 17 May 2015

Some Decor Ideas Using Metallic Sharpies

I have officially been hit with the metallic sharpie bug. Since having found them, I have found it difficult to resist the urge to effortlessly make things shiny and metallic (just call me Midas). 

I am no artist, but everything looks pretty when you add a bit of sparkle to it. I have added metallic edges to a few items for a touch of glamour in a matter of seconds and also marked random items like lunchboxes with names using these.

I also used a silver metallic sharpie to transform a generic black tablet cover. It took about fifteen minutes to cover the entire surface with henna inspired doodles. The medium is very forgiving and you would have to look very closely to see the various spots where I was knocked by a wriggly toddler on my lap. If you try a similar exercise, bear in mind that the ink takes a little while to dry, so take care not to smudge.

tablet cover silver black henna tattoo
I also had these tiny white teacups that came as a freebie at some point. The cups are cute but had unappealing corporate branding on them. I of course, decided to transform these with my own random patterns. From what I have read online, these need to be baked in the oven for a few minutes to prevent the colour from washing out over time, but I have not done this yet.

crafts decor cup silver white


I wish I could post a picture of the candle that I decorated, but it seems to have grown feet. Next time! I have a few more ideas with these that I hope to share soon! 

(Note: this is not a sponsored post)