I'm currently working on my fall mantel which I will debut here on the first day of fall. I am VERY excited about it all; fall, pumpkins, cool crisp air.... and my first home with a mantel to decorate!!!
Ok now for some painted canvas art!
I was thinking of something fun I could do with the kids that would look good on my mantel... I saw this on pinterest [the pin] (where else?) and I immediately knew I had to do this with the twins.
- Craft Paint: Black, Orange and White
- Letter Stickers
- Paint Brush
- Canvas (8x8)
- Little Feet (not pictured here....)
I painted Orange where I was going to place my BOO! Stickers...
After the paint has dried....
Place your stickers.... (I did a little over kill with the orange but eh)
Paint your canvas... Black! Over the stickers... I totally held my breath as I painted over these!
Let your canvas completely dry... I did two coats of black paint....
Here's the fun part... you'll need these
SO I'd love to show you pictures of how I painted their feet and made the footprints... HOWEVER... This operation took both me and my husband, which left no one to take pictures...
I had envisioned both feet for both kids but we thought it would have been a little crowded so we went with one for each....
Here is the after:
Audree's on left and Aidan's on the right
Now... for the big reveal...... I had my fingers crossed.
I used an knife to lift up the stickers. I took extra care to not cut the canvas or scratch the paint underneath.
IT TOTALLY WORKED!!! And I LOVE the way it looks!
I added eyes and mouths to the ghosts and a small 2012 in the corner.
|Halloween Canvas Art|
More mantel pieces to come ... :)
This craft was shared with:
I'm Topsy Turvy
Live Laugh Rowe
Ginger Snap Crafts