Friday, July 23, 2010

Grandpa's Masterpieces


So ya'll remember the fun art project we did last week at the park right? I can't believe I linked to it and if you scroll down it's just a couple posts before... anyways. So Grandpa had a Birthday this week. And what do you get a guy who has everything? Well you give him original artwork from his Masterpieces!

I found the abc stickers in the dollar bin at Target, woot! I used the same technique spelling out the word and framed it off with masking tape. I started off trying to get the kids to paint the wording but it wasn't working. Turns out I had to sponge it on quickly so as not to shift the letters. I had some cardboard underneath for protection and to keep it level of course. I only managed to get the baby's footprints, because 2 month olds curl their hands up + paint = MESS!

After that dried I sectioned off the back with more masking tape and let the kids paint more original artwork on the back. If you try this make be sure you put the older kid the direction the shirt will be worn, he started painting roly poly stick people upside down! You can see if you look close at his part. Then he added an ant parade. You can see that the younger one had streaks of design very "Jackson Pollock"! So if I'd placed her at the top it wouldn't have mattered that she was painting upside down because it would look good from any direction.

We finished off with a custom decorated designer shirt box for our unique Birthday gift. I think Grandpa will be one stylin Dude with a priceless gift. In fact I think I want one of my own! Happy Friday and have a lovely weekend friends.

8 comments:

Elle Bee said...

You are just too clever!! I want to do this now too! It came out so cute--what a great gift & treasure.

Katie said...

I love the t-shirt idea and will have to use that myself. It's hard coming up with gift ideas for grandparents!!

I also love your Mickey tablecloth. We're fans of all things Mouse in my house and I've never seen that pattern before. So fun!!

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

So cute! You always have the best craft ideas.

Nezzy said...

Awwww, sweet! My grandkiddos made me a sweatshirt with their adorable little paw prints...it's one of my favorite treasures!

God bless and ya'll have a fantastically blessed weekend!!!

Nezzy said...

Awwww, sweet! My grandkiddos made me a sweatshirt with their adorable little paw prints...it's one of my favorite treasures!

God bless and ya'll have a fantastically blessed weekend!!!

Diana said...

You always do the cutest projects!!! I need to come over.....

Dandy said...

You are so creative!

Marri Stokes said...

Yeah! I found you.