Mardi Gras Name Art

Next Tuesday is Mardi Gras, so I whipped up some quick Mardi Gras Name Art to celebrate. Any guesses how many name art projects this makes for me? (Hint: Enough that name art has its own page on my website.)

Mardi Gras Name Art



Use a pencil to very lightly sketch your name in block letters. Add a jester's hat perched on the first letter and add a mask somewhere else. Mark where you want strings of beads to be. 

Begin coloring your design with green, gold, and purple. In retrospect, I wish I'd outlined my name in black instead of how I did, but you can do whatever you want. Obviously. Your art is yours. 

Fill in each letter with a different pattern or color arrangement. Try horizontal stripes, vertical stripes, diagonal stripes, dots, plaids, and/or a harlequin pattern. Color the hat, mask, and beads. 

You can stop here. I decided I wanted a black background (hence wishing I'd outlined in black). 

It was a nuisance coloring around all the individual beads, but I like the outcome. 

Happy Mardi Gras to all who celebrate!

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