What better gift to give a family member or good friend then a homemade piece of artwork? Not only is it sentimental and thoughtful, it can be personalized. For DH this year I wanted the kids to do something special that would remind him of how tiny they were in 2010. I wanted the artwork to be displayed in our living room, so I chose neutral earth tones. I love canvas because no matter what you do to it, it somehow still looks artistic.
For this project you need:
-4 canvas of the same size. I used 8in. x 8 in. square canvas because the kids have such tiny hands and feet and I didn't want a bunch of empty space.
-2 paint colors of your choice. I used acrylic paint because the craft store here in Germany has a very limited choice of colors for canvas paint. It worked just fine :)
- Sponge paint brushes
1) Paint 2 of the canvas chocolate brown and 2 of the canvas tan (or whatever colors you choose). Let them dry and add a second coat. Mine actually needed a third coat.
2) Once completely dry, paint a hand an alternate color. So for the brown canvas, paint the hand tan. Press the hand down firmly and hold for at least 5 seconds. Slowly remove. Repeat for all 4 canvas.
3) Once all the canvas are dry, add touch ups if needed.
Note: I used 2 feet because getting a 3 month old to open his hands was impossible. Do all feet, all hands or alternate like I did.