Okay, Nevr-Dull is a polish for chrome. However, today I'm going to show you that it's original application is nothing compared to what you can really do with it.
Unfortunately, you may need to grab a few supplies from the store for this one. Mainly the Nevr-Dull. I can't remember the price of the canister, but it was definitely less than $10.
Step 1: Materials
- National Geographic magazines
- Elmer's Glue
- Glue Stick
- Nevr-Dull Polish
- Drawing utensil (Sharpies are perfect!!!)
Step 2: Make Your Draft
Start out by sketching your desired artwork onto the canvas. I sketched with a graphite pencil, and then proceeded to trace over the final lines with a sharpie. Then I erased the pencil, leaving precise lines that will allow for an easier time lining things up later on.
Step 3: Collage Time
You're going to find all the pages that have the colors you want for each and every part of your picture. Tear them out. (You may notice the perfect circle cut from the wolf page. That's actually where I got the image for my first coaster from my first instructable!)
Cut the colors out. Line up, etc. I did pics for each step. Remember to allow all the piece to go off the edge a bit. We're going to pretty up the rim of the picture.
Use the glue stick and adhere the paper to the canvas. Wrap the excess around to the back, flip over, and then tape it down as shown. This will keep the edge nice and smooth and PROFESSIONAL.
NOTE: Smaller pieces are easier to work with. I ended up taking a while working with the sky where the hills are. One other point: BACKGROUND FIRST. Work your way up to the foreground.
Continue doing this process until you have completely covered your canvas.
Step 4: Outline in Glue
If you would like to add neat designs, go right ahead. I added a little to the pond. Remember, the glue needs to be completely dried before the next step, so this will be the time consuming part.
Step 5: The Nevr-Dull
Note: The hot glue fun picture was cooling off from another project. It is not needed.
Open up the Nevr-Dull and pull off a "cotton ball" and begin rubbing the image. This will pull away color anywhere you rub except for where there is glue. Your image will now look slightly aged, which is always cool looking.
When you switch to a different colored area, you may want to discard the wad and get a fresh one. The ink will transfer if you don't, but sometimes it looks even cope to transfer. Play around with it!