Create this fun canvas for a summer party full of cool cocktails!
You Will Need:
- A Canvas (I chose a heart shaped one)
- Chameleon Pens and colour tops
- Alphabet dies (or use your ScanNCut)
- Nuvo Glitter Drops (white blizzard) or stickles
- 3D foam pads
- Super smooth white card stock
To get your cocktail glass shape, you can either print off form the internet, draw your own glasses, or I used the cocktail glass design from the tattered lace Glitz & Glam vol. 7 usb. When using the USB image, I took out the fancy cut lines from centre of the glass using the ScanNCut and cut out 4 of these from white card stock.
Choose some colour combinations from your chameleon pens and colour tops which will look like cocktails. I chose vermillion with warm sunset, green apple with the blender chamber, lavender and bubble gum pink, and sky blue, mellow yellow and lagoon.
I started by mixing the vermillion with the warm sunset colour top for about 30-40 seconds, the started to colour in the glass from left to right from the top down. Doing the side to side motion gives a more even blend of colour in my opinion. (I thought this combo made the cocktail look like a sex on the beach)
I repeated the same technique for the rest of my colour combos, except for the last glass, where I mixed 3 colours together. For mix 3 colours, chose your base colour then 2 colour tops, mix each colour top with the pen separately. I.e. take your mellow yellow pen, and mix lagoon colour top with it for about 20 seconds, then before you colour, mix again with the sky blue for about 15 seconds. I started from the bottom of the glass up to the top with this one, so that the darker colours were at the bottom of the glass. Just colour in the same way as before and you’ll notice the 3 colours coming through as the mixed colour starts to run out returning to the original colour.
When I had finished colouring in all 4 glassed, I took my Nuvo glitter drops and drew over the glass rim, this gives the effect that the glass has been dipped in sugar, like they would if it were a real cocktail.
Take your canvas and give it a lick of your chosen colour of paint, to take away the harsh whiteness of it.
When the canvas is dry, you can start layering your cocktail glasses on and play about with the layout, when happy with how it looks, add some 3D foam pads to the back of the glasses and stick down in place on the canvas.
Take some alphabet dies and spell out ‘Happy Hour’ and cut out of black card stock. Then add this to your canvas using glue.
Finish off the canvas by adding ion some finishing touches, I chose to colour in and cut out some cherries, some cocktail umbrellas and fruit slices, add these around the canvas and there you have it, a ‘Happy Hour’ canvas which would great in a kitchen or outdoor bar area (if you’re lucky enough to have one of those)