Hello, all my fellow CE fans! Today I have something a bit different for you. I have altered a large chipboard guitar. I made this for my youngest son for his room. His favorite color is green so of course, I had to use it. If you can’t tell it was a lot of fun to create all the while putting a smile on my son’s face. He came out to check on my progress and to his delight, he had something specially made for him. He was pleasantly surprised when I told him it was for him. To see his face light up meant the world to me. It’s not often I make things like this for my boys. As we know, they aren’t all that into artsy stuff, or at least mine aren’t.
1. You want to start by laying down a coat of metallic acrylic paint to the entire Large Electric Guitar 1
2. While that’s drying alter your wing castings using black gesso
3. To give it a more metallic look, add some wax to the whole guitar
4. Next, you will use your Metal Stencil and some silver paste to make it pop
5. Then you will water down some of your black gesso and splatter the entire piece
6. To finish off the guitar piece, distress the edges using some black ink
Hint: This just makes it more interesting and ties in the black wings and splatters
7. Now this next part is tricky, you will lay down each metal piece and begin to string your guitar
Hint: Only string one piece at a time
8. String the guitar by adding a bit of glue to the end of your thread and twist it around each nob
9. You will continue this process for each nob
Hint: Yes, it will take some time and patience to get it done. You got this!!
10. The last step is to add the wings using your favorite adhesive
Not too bad, right?! Here are some close-ups for you to enjoy.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial with me today! I look forward to hearing from you. Until next time, stay safe and stay healthy everyone!