When I unveiled the dresser that my husband, Tom, built for our daughter, Emma, I got a ton of emails and comments about the Elvis artwork I had placed on top of it. I actually made that piece of artwork several years ago after having a vision while watching an Elvis impersonator at a local festival. True story.
Since the Elvis artwork has made a comeback, I have had some requests for a template. I’m happy to oblige! You can find the original tutorial here, but I’m going go go over it briefly below, too.
Download the template by clicking here. Print it at home or send it somewhere like Fed Ex Office to be printed – it’s 20 pages. I’m sure there is a better way to do this, but this was the way I did it originally.
Cut the white margins off of each page and tape the pages together.
Next, cut out around the shape of Elvis and trace the outline onto your piece of wood (mine is a reclaimed piece of house siding that’s about 3ft x 3ft). I used chalk to trace mine. I also freehanded the interior details.
Then, paint the elements with acrylic craft paint, and wipe off the chalk with a wet cloth when the paint is dry.
Once it was painted, I nailed red paillette sequins to his lei. They sparkle in the light and make this piece really stand out.
So, there you go! I hope this template helps you get started with your own Elvis artwork. Have questions? Be sure to let me know in the comments!