Oh Neon, how I love thee so. Still trying to figure out why anyone that owns a piece of Neon Signage or Art Work seems to instantly become ultra cool and super credible in my eyes? Maybe it’s because of its bold, striking, almost offensive display and reputation that I’m so immediately drawn to it. Without a doubt, it demands to be centre of attention in any given setting and unapologetically gives no f***s about whether you like it or not. It’s loud, it’s proud and instantly expects every bit of your undivided attention as soon as it’s switched on. I can pretty much guarantee that if your as crazy about Neon as I am then you will thank me later for introducing you to this revolutionary product called EL Wire. This stuff is literally A…MA…ZING!
I’ve seen so many different DIY’s floating around on You Tube and Pinterest that yes easily show you how to achieve this look however, I do strongly feel that there hasn’t been enough focus on a few vital steps that will essentially make this a DIY worth doing. Such as the best placement for the battery pack, how to achieve the best font style for your design and most importantly how to guarantee your text/wire placement staying in the required position you tell it to. Talking from experience, I have tried a few different techniques and think that these key tips will definitely help you create a piece of Neon Art with an end result you will be proud off rather than feeling disappointed because it wasn’t as easy as you were originally promised. One of my pet hates is buying materials for something that ends up looking like utter shyt at no fault of your own, making you realise you should have just spent the extra money and purchased the real thing hassle free right from the start. Yes, we have all been there my friend however before you go spending unnecessary money on a Neon sign, why not give this achievable tutorial a chance?
*Firstly go purchase yourself some of this extremely affordable product – I got mine from Amazon and purchased 5 metres worth in the colour PINK but they have a varied selection available in all sorts of lengths! (Copy the link below to buy the one I purchased.)
There’s two main parts to this DIY – #1 being a Canvas Transfer and #2 the construction of your EL Wire design (because who said you had to settle for just a plain white background right?!)
SO let’s get started……
The Materials you will require are –
NOW LEAVE TO SET AND DRY FOR 24 HOURS!
In need of a quick demonstration? Then click onto this little video tutorial below….
With this method the possibilities are endless! There are so many more I’m wanting to create now I’m convinced of the best method. So if your wanting to give this a go then do what I did and start to find some visual imagery that will help you decide on the look, feel and text of your Neon Artwork.
Sticking with current colour trends, the design inspo for this particular DIY came from this gorgeous image I stumbled upon Pinterest…
Goodluck guys and if you have any other tips or questions about this method then please get in touch via the comments box below!