Wednesday, November 16, 2011

P Squared

Another Pintrest success!

This lovely has been floating around for a bit.

My idea was to use the technique to create seasonally themed artwork. Then rather than using white, paint the canvas a seasonally appropriate shade. 

Since my drawing skills are lacking, I created stencils from online images.  My first plan was to print an image then use a sharpie to trace it on to the canvas.  I was counting on the sharpie to bleed through...didn't work.  Then I tried tracing paper...also a flop.  Finally I just cut and traced.

My Fall Creation: 

The Christmas Canvas:

The inspiration/stencil~ 

                                                                                      Source: via Jackie on Pinterest

Other than my initial issues of the getting the design on the canvas, this is was a simple, fast and easy process.  There are so many great ideas and uses for this project.  I can't wait to create another.

You should make one... but I have a few tips first:

1. use the thickest, puffy-ist paint you can find- to make thick lines!
2. since you'll be using thick lines... avoid detailed and intricate designs- especially ones with narrow gaps. Also round shapes or curves can be tricky.

3. use the same color puffy paint as acrylic (or as close as possible)
4. use a foam brush to paint

Anyone else use puffy paint lately? 


Leigh @ Kesler Expressler said...

They look awesome! I love the ornament one for Christmas and using color instead of white. Great job!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

These are both SO CUTE. I love the ornaments so much.

CT mom said...

Particularly like the pumpkin one!